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    mad Senate Republicans' ban on earmarks was short-lived

    WASHINGTON Senate Republicans' ban on earmarks money included in a bill by a lawmaker to benefit a home-state project or interest was short-lived.
    Only three days after GOP Senators and senators-elect renounced earmarks, Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, the No. 2 Senate Republican, got himself a whopping $200 million to settle an Arizona Indian tribe's water rights claim against the government.
    Kyl slipped the measure into a larger bill sought by President Barack Obama and passed by the Senate on Friday to settle claims by black farmers and American Indians against the federal government. Kyl's office insists the measure is not an earmark, and the House didn't deem it one when it considered a version earlier this year.

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    Re: Senate Republicans' ban on earmarks was short-lived

    This is SOCIALISM!!!! Just for Republicans SELECT causes.
    Ohhhhhhh! The Conservatives are AGAINST Earmarks! They are against Gov't handouts!!!!!

    MY HAIRY NOODLE ASS!!!!

    Of course its called something ELSE when its the Conservatives friends!!!!!
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    Re: Senate Republicans' ban on earmarks was short-lived

    This is why I wish there were ballot initiatives on the federal level. Because you can't trust these ass holes in office to police themselves or to do the right thing.
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    Re: Senate Republicans' ban on earmarks was short-lived

    I just ignore when a politician says they will do something about earmarks because it is pure BS. People expect their representatives to bring home the money for them.

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    Re: Senate Republicans' ban on earmarks was short-lived

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Just to blow a couple holes in your post.

    Mind you I am against this all the way and have said so even though the liberals here were all for it but they will be here complaining against earmarks after supporting them when the democratic house supported this.

    From your link
    House didn't deem it one when it considered a version earlier this year.
    Meaning while democrats were in control.


    But here goes. What is an earmark.

    Under Senate rules, an earmark is a spending item inserted "primarily at the request of a senator" that goes "to an entity, or (is) targeted to a specific state."
    Where is this money going?

    The money for the 15,000-member White Mountain Apache Tribe was one of four tribal water rights claims totaling almost $570 million that was added to the $5 billion-plus bill. Black farmers will get about $1.2 billion to settle claims that the Agriculture Department's local offices discriminated against them in awarding loans and other aid. Another $3.4 billion goes to American Indians who say the Interior Department swindled them out of oil, gas and other royalties.
    So 570 million or 1/10 is heading back to his home state. So every black farmer is now a citizen of AZ? Boy we sure have a bunch here in the south? And I didn't know every Indian tribe was rounded up and put into an AZ reservation.

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    Re: Senate Republicans' ban on earmarks was short-lived

    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy Duty View Post
    Just to blow a couple holes in your post.

    Mind you I am against this all the way and have said so even though the liberals here were all for it but they will be here complaining against earmarks after supporting them when the democratic house supported this.

    From your link Meaning while democrats were in control.


    But here goes. What is an earmark.



    Where is this money going?


    So 570 million or 1/10 is heading back to his home state. So every black farmer is now a citizen of AZ? Boy we sure have a bunch here in the south? And I didn't know every Indian tribe was rounded up and put into an AZ reservation.
    Thanks. There's a whole nother thread on the Black farmer/ American Indian reparations when it became known we were going to be paying it. It's not something Kyle did or could have stopped. Liberals on DP were all for it. My thoughts were, Fine pay it, but enough is enough. We have to stop somewhere.
    No surprise bend over MSNBC puts a big spin/lie on it to put down Republicans.
    Gawd, imagine if Kyle would have been able to even try to stop it? He'd be labled every racist name in the book.
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    Re: Senate Republicans' ban on earmarks was short-lived

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I just ignore when a politician says they will do something about earmarks because it is pure BS. People expect their representatives to bring home the money for them.
    That and its such a small portion of the federal budget that there are bigger fish to fry.

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    Re: Senate Republicans' ban on earmarks was short-lived

    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy Duty View Post
    But here goes. What is an earmark.



    Where is this money going?


    So 570 million or 1/10 is heading back to his home state. So every black farmer is now a citizen of AZ? Boy we sure have a bunch here in the south? And I didn't know every Indian tribe was rounded up and put into an AZ reservation.
    I agree with you on this one. I don't love Kyl, but on this one, I have his back. How the hell is this an earmark? It is not like he's asking for money to build a bridge for squirels.
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    Re: Senate Republicans' ban on earmarks was short-lived

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    This is SOCIALISM!!!! Just for Republicans SELECT causes.
    Ohhhhhhh! The Conservatives are AGAINST Earmarks! They are against Gov't handouts!!!!!

    MY HAIRY NOODLE ASS!!!!

    Of course its called something ELSE when its the Conservatives friends!!!!!
    Was the claim against the government legitimate? Why didn't this go to court?
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    Re: Senate Republicans' ban on earmarks was short-lived

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