Spending is fun, cutting is hard
The House Appropriations Committee used to be the committee everyone wanted to serve on, because it was the committee that got to spend money. If you were on that committee, a larger-than-average amount of that money got spent on your district, and so you got reelected. But now that Republicans are taking away earmarks and vowing to cut spending, the GOP is having trouble recruiting new members for the Appropriations Committee. Making cuts is popular, but being the guy (or girl) with the knife is not.
| November 17, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
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