Aren't the riders Republicans are attaching to the budgetthat specifically de-fund certain sub-programs of agencies...
A measure to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions came up for a Senate vote on Wednesday and failed. If Republicans want to have yet another legislative debate about abortion and family planning, let them try to pass a separate bill containing their restrictions. But that bill would fail, too, and they know it, so they have chosen extortion.
...pretty much the same thing as attaching one of those evil earmarks to the budget, just in reverse?