Jim Cramer, “Greatest wealth destruction by a president.”
Robert Gibbs responds (giggling).
Cramer responds to Gibbs Here.
GOP Sen. John McCain’s amendment to strip the omni-pork package of an estimated 8,500 earmarks worth roughly $8 billion was defeated yesterday afternoon.
See yeas and nays Here.
Some of the same republicans voting against this, Snowe, Collins, Specter, among others.
“”During the 2008 presidential campaign, candidates Barack Obama and John McCain fought vigorously over who would be toughest on congressional earmarks.
“We need earmark reform,” Obama said in September during a presidential debate in Oxford, Miss. “And when I’m president, I will go line by line to make sure that we are not spending money unwisely.””
Dow up 149 points today closing at 6876.
Dow was 9000+ in January.