If earmark reform was something that the public understood well enough to hunger for, John McCain would be our president.
If those things can be done, I'd happily reward every member of Congress with an earmark of his or her very own.
1590s, "to identify by an earmark," from earmark (n.). Meaning "to set aside money for a special purpose" is attested by 1868. Related: Earmarked; earmarking.