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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooterman View Post
    No taxes are necessary. Your trusty Federal Reserve can print dollars out the gazoo.
    Oh sure - and that spurs inflation, which brings down the value of the dollar . . . and next you know we're Germany 1930.
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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    That's why laws are important.

    Never said they weren't, but it sure does seem selective which laws Obama chooses to follow at the moment....For example, want to take over the auto industry, then ignore contract law. Want to stop your political opponent from gaining a measure that would hamper your ability to destroy the country, then cite law that you said earlier it was not.....ie: Health care penalties, not a tax, now in court are a tax....Uh huh.


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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Never said they weren't, but it sure does seem selective which laws Obama chooses to follow at the moment....For example, want to take over the auto industry, then ignore contract law. Want to stop your political opponent from gaining a measure that would hamper your ability to destroy the country, then cite law that you said earlier it was not.....ie: Health care penalties, not a tax, now in court are a tax....Uh huh.


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    No, that's just your interpetation. Because you persoanlly don;t see the law doesn't mean he has ignored any laws.

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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No, that's just your interpetation. Because you persoanlly don;t see the law doesn't mean he has ignored any laws.

    Did Obama, or did he not say that the penalty associated with not carrying a health insurance policy, was not a tax?


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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    My thoughts in red
    In the waning days of the lame-duck congressional session, Democrats controlling the Senate — [U]in collaboration with a handful of old-school Republicans —[/U](whoever they are, they better be careful) are pushing to wrap $1.27 trillion worth of unfinished budget work into a single "omnibus" appropriations bill.
    Their 1,900-plus-page bill comes to the floor this week stuffed with provisions sought by lawmakers. It contains thousands of pet projects known as earmarks, pushed by Democratic and GOP senators alike — despite a pledge by Republicans to give up such projects next year.

    There's also $4 million sought by Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell for the Kentucky National Guard's marijuana eradication efforts and $8 million sought by GOP Sen. John Thune of South Dakota to help maintain the B-1 bomber fleet in his state.
    [B]Although their states would benefit, both Republicans oppose the bill, and McConnell said Tuesday that he has asked for his earmarks to be removed[/B].Good boys. :-)Democrats hope to pass the measure by a midnight deadline Saturday.

    'Omnibus' money bill last grab at pork
    you are so funny with your selective quotes.

    [QUOTE]Their 1,900-plus-page bill comes to the floor this week stuffed with provisions sought by lawmakers. It contains thousands of pet projects known as earmarks, pushed by Democratic and GOP senators alike — despite a pledge by Republicans to give up such projects next year.[/QUOTE]

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Did Obama, or did he not say that the penalty associated with not carrying a health insurance policy, was not a tax?


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    Whether he did or not doesn't change what I said.

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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

    How do you have any credibility on this? — ABC’s Jonathan Karl to GOP Policy Committee Chairman John Thune (S.D.) and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) regarding their own earmarks in the bill

    Hear! Hear!
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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Oh sure - and that spurs inflation, which brings down the value of the dollar . . . and next you know we're Germany 1930.
    No kidding? Who'd thunk it?
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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

    How if only there was some constitutionally protected organization or group of organizations whose job it was to keep the public informed about these kinds of things and not use them for personal, political, or financial gain. And if only most people cared enough to do something about it...
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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Whether he did or not doesn't change what I said.
    yes it does....Tremendously. It also shows the selective nature of when you choose to hide behind the law.


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