The Republican Party has talked  a lot about controlling spending when they take over Congress next month but their recent choice for the Chairmanship of the Appropriations Committee sends a message that nothing has really changed.

For some reason the GOP thinks that just because they passed a two year earmark moratorium that members won’t try to find a way to bring home the bacon to their districts.

What’s worse is that by naming Rogers as the chairman it not only gives the liberals fodder about the  seriousness of the Republican agenda but is an insult to voters who want the government to cut spending.

If John Boehner and Eric Cantor were really serious about this issue they should have looked to someone like Jeff Flake from Arizona who has been a champion of earmark reform rather than pick an old dog who will resist learning new tricks.