Pros And Cons Of Earmarking

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In order for a bill to pass in Congress, it must have enough votes. Bills that request specific funds for local projects are usually backed up by the idea of universalism, which means everyone should receive equal pieces of the pie (budget). However, in order to gather enough support for projects that benefit specific groups to pass in Congress, some logrolling might be necessary. Logrolling involves the practice of vote trading by politicians in order to get the necessary support for their legislation. Both earmarks and pork barrel mean spending funds on certain plans or projects. Projects funded by earmarking are more likely to help a greater part of the population. Pork-barrel legislation is a package of spending projects bundled into

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