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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    And yet nobody will do it. If you are willing to excuse them from doing the easy, can you really expect much from them concerning the hard?
    As long as you're not accusing me of excusing them, I get your point.
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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    ...he used taxpayer dollars to promote his own career, which is itself a waste.
    Hmmm....I guess by this logic that would make Obama's career a waste as well.


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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by matsuiny2004 View Post
    whats wrong with a video game preservation center.There are lot of historically important video games?
    It's something tax payers should not be paying for.I love video games and I would probably go a video game museum or preservation cetner but at the same time that is something that should be paid for with private dollars.

    Besides that there is other worthy spending like turining old building in to new places.
    Building renovations is something that should be paid for by private companies. Besides that I watch enough This Old House and other similar shows to know that a lot of times renovation is more expensive than simply tearing a building down and building a new one.



    That creates jobs.
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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Personally I think this is just the tip of the iceberg. I am sure someone will say oh this is just chump change compared to what the government usually spends money on. 6.5 billion dollars is not ****en chump it is 6.4 billion dollars that was unnecessarily taken from American people, it was 6.5 billion that could have been spent on something actually necessary.


    Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion In 'Unnecessary' Spending | Fox News
    Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn on Tuesday released his annual "Wastebook" highlighting what he's labeled some of the government's most wasteful spending items, including $113,000 for a video game preservation center and $765,000 to subsidize "pancakes for yuppies" in Washington.
    Coburn, a Republican who is known around Washington as "Dr. No" for his opposition to excess spending, said in a press release Tuesday that his "Wastebook 2011" details the "most egregious ways your taxpayer dollars were wasted" -- items he claims total more than $6.5 billion in "unnecessary" spending.
    He is not looking very deep if he is only finding 6.5 billion.

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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by 00timh View Post
    He is not looking very deep if he is only finding 6.5 billion.
    Or maybe he couldn't find much waste. You can't accuse him of not trying, he's the waste czar of the Senate. If he couldn't find it, maybe it's just not there.
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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Hmmm....I guess by this logic that would make Obama's career a waste as well.


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    Yes, along with just about every other politician

    I'll leave the partisan sniping to the partisan extremists who think mentioning Obama is a powerful argument, when it only shows how weak their position is. Screaming "the other guy did it too!" may be a hit in kindergarten, but adults can see right through it.
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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    There is nothing wrong with it. It's just not something the government has any business doing.
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    Well there can be private museum, but I don't see one being made for video games and business still need government help to switch a building. If no businesses take then why can;t the government step in.

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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    There is nothing wrong with it. It's just not something the government has any business doing.
    Right! The govts job is to build airports and buildings named after Reagan
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    Re: Coburn Releases 'Wastebook' Detailing More Than $6.5 Billion in 'Unnecessary' Spe

    ...the amount he found was what he found, not what was hidden...CIA slush fund etc.

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