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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

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    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 Chappy View Post
    Lawrence O'Donnell lead with this quote on The Last Word tonight.

    Republican leaders know no shame these days.
    May be true, but where is Pelosi and Reeds leadership. Seems they don't care and went along
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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

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    Don't confuse the tax compromise with this bill to fund the government through the end of the 2011 fiscal year. This puppy, the last of its kind, has 6,000 earmarks totaling $8 billion tucked in $1.2 trillion in spending.
    This is why there should be voter initiatives on the federal level. Politicians can not be trusted to do the right thing.
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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

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    Hopefully voters will not forget. Pelosi and Reed have to go as well as anyone else who supports uncontrolled spending.
    Like Boehner and McConnell who did nothing to stop the excess of the All Gop Years?
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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    You're probably right in that there are things within the budget that I do want funded with my dollars, and to Boo's point that there are things that I don't, and that I elect reps on the basis that they support my ideals. But, even if this were to happen for say one day, everybody sends in their taxes on April 16th instead of the 15th, pay the penalty then in unified voice send the message to knock off the elitist crap! Maybe they would hear.....The phrase I like in this instance is "When the people fear the government you have tyranny, when the government fears the people, you have freedom"....

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    Uh No. Most of the taxes collected by the Fed will have been collected well before April 15th. Mandatory withholding and estimated payments pretty much sink your ship there.

    A better idea would be to simply enforce mandatory term limits with mandatory post service trials for all Congress members with potential for criminal penalties.
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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

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    Yep, and one of the problems with the down fall of Rome was that the people realized that they could vote themselves wealth from the treasury. When that happens, game over.
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    Too much Fox News there. Rome fell because it became too unmanagable, decadent and complecent. Not to mention much of its economy was based on plunder. You can't really keep an Empire going where large portions of income were based on plunder. There are only so many people left to conquer and every expansion comes with diminishing returns from occupation and adminstration. What partially kept Rome going was centralization of power. When that fractured, civil war was inevitable. And slave based economies never really work well over long periods of time.
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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

    [QUOTE=liblady;1059160594]you are so funny with your selective quotes.

    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]
    But the bill has been laying around collecting dust. They were put in there before the election and before any promises were made. This piece of crap has a price tag of 1.3 trillion dollars. I sure hope we can stop it from going through and just push it forward for 45 days. Give them a chance to read it and get crap out that we can do without.
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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

    Senators load spending bill with earmarks
    That's not all they are doing, not by a long shot... which goes to show you... The Socialists have absolutely no respect for the will of the American Public.

    First they deceive their way into office, and then they cram all manner of crap down the electorates throats, and when the public screams STOP!, first with Brown and then the Midterms... they just shut their eyes, close their ears and keep going Full Speed Ahead.

    The Clarion Call for 2012 should be... Remember 2010.

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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    Lawrence O'Donnell lead with this quote on The Last Word tonight.

    Republican leaders know no shame these days.

    Which should tell you what a hack he is....Telling that you watch him.


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    Re: Senators load spending bill with earmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    yes it does....Tremendously. It also shows the selective nature of when you choose to hide behind the law.


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    No, it doesn't show anything of the kind. Instead of us going back and forth, how about you try and explain how it does?

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