Executive Office of the President

Executive Order to Control Earmarks

Earmark process is inappropriate, extra-constitutional, and adding $50 billion to $100 billion a year to deficits. Executive order is needed stating -- the President and the Agencies shall not execute funds appropriated that were submitted or requested through OMB. The President may make line item exceptions, at the recommendation of any agency head, provided that agency head provides a budget offset that is accepted into the President's revised budget. This gives Executive Branch ability to set and enforce overall federal budget targets, but does not prevent Congress from proposing programs not already included in President's budget.

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