Video: What do 9,000 earmarks look like?

RSC chair Rep. Tom Price’s video is worth watching just to get a sense of scale. The pile on the left is the pork in the omnibus spending bill; the pile on the right, the rest of the bill. You’d think that the person most likely to become a Porkbuster in Washington DC would be the House clerk, who could cut the paperwork almost in half immediately:

Nine thousand, two hundred and eighty-six earmarks in the first budget bill of the Obama administration, and it’s pretty danged hard to miss. Odds on Obama spotting even one of them and fulfilling his anti-pork campaign rhetoric before he rushes to sign his own agenda into law? Better buy a Powerball ticket and wait to become rich instead.