Tea Party Caucus Takes $1 Billion In Earmarks - Hotline On Call: "Members of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus may tout their commitment to cutting government spending now, but they used the 111th Congress to request hundreds of earmarks that, taken cumulatively, added more than $1 billion to the federal budget."
Campaigning on refusing earmark spending? Check. Refusing Emergency Unemployment Insurance while keeping tax cuts for the super rich? Check. Nothing new here.