In this editorial, Roll Call says President Obama should consider vetoing bills with earmarks.
In the absence of a Senate ban, it’s up to Obama — a declared foe of earmarks — to use his veto to stop special interest spending. He has a mixed record. He used persuasion to keep earmarks out of last year’s stimulus bill, but he has yet to veto anything. This year, the Senate will give him opportunities to show he’s serious.