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    Re: Spending Bill Awash in Earmarks

    I agree that there is no excuse for Republicans inserting earmarks that inflate the bill and then voting against it because it is too inflated. However, I am glad that they came to their senses and decided to vote against it. In typical Dem fashion, however, they majority Senate party remains steadfast in their philosophy - "We never met an earmark that we never liked!"

    In further irony (actually typical MSM bias against Repubicans) the MSM chooses to interview 2 conservative Republicans for their earmarks while the Dems are the undisputed earmark kings and queens! See this link for the facts: Washington Examiner article.
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    Re: Spending Bill Awash in Earmarks

    This is EXACTLY why the tea party originated.

    Stop Dems from spending like drunken sailors, and make Republicans stay true to conservative principles and weed out the RINOs.

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    Re: Spending Bill Awash in Earmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelbuc View Post
    I agree that there is no excuse for Republicans inserting earmarks that inflate the bill and then voting against it because it is too inflated. However, I am glad that they came to their senses and decided to vote against it.
    Is that when they came to their senses? Seems sensible to jam some quiet pork into something you originally plan on distancing yourself from politically. Your state gets money, you get an A+ on your fiscal responsibility report card.

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    Re: Spending Bill Awash in Earmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Planet View Post
    Is that when they came to their senses? Seems sensible to jam some quiet pork into something you originally plan on distancing yourself from politically. Your state gets money, you get an A+ on your fiscal responsibility report card.
    The Republican earmarks were requested early in 2010, NOT recently. Dems placed them in this bill looking for cover. It didn't work.

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    Re: Spending Bill Awash in Earmarks

    So they were for earmarks, the election rolled through, they came to their senses, signed onto the earmark moratorium, and are now against the bill...I get that, but if they were truly earnest could they not have withdrawn their requests between the November moratorium and the time this bill was put introduced?

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