Photo: Harry Reid and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Charles Schumer had hoped at one point to get as much as $10 million from the Obama campaign. AP/Politico
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wants the White House to tread lightly on earmarks, saying that any push by the Obama administration to clamp down on pet projects would be met with strong opposition from congressional leaders.
"We cannot let spending be done by a bunch of nameless, faceless bureaucrats," Reid said, arguing that lawmakers are much more in tune with federal money needs for their states than agencies in Washington.
Reid's comments came as he and Democratic leaders vowed swift action on Obama's agenda.
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My Comment: This is a critical test for President Obama. It will give us a chance to see if he walks the walk .... and talks the talk.
If history is any indication .... he will not walk the walk.