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    So much for Republican promises

    Although fixing the economy is the top priority, Republicans who won greater control of state governments in this month's election are considering how to pursue action on a range of social issues, including abortion, gun rights and even divorce laws.
    Backlash feared as some in GOP push social issues - Yahoo! News

    Throughout the 2010 campaign cycle Republicans promised to cut spending and change the way Washington works if they were elected. The GOP ended up taking back the House of Representatives and gaining six seats in the Senate based upon that promise. Now, just three days after they announced they were going to ban earmarks in the Senate, one Republican Senator is benefiting from a $200 million earmark for his state.
    The bill was $0 for Kyl's project and he ended up getting $200 million. Way to be fiscally conservative there.

    Republican ban on earmarks lasts just three days - National Political Buzz | Examiner.com

    So more government is bad when it's Democrats doing it and earmarks are only what we decide to call them.
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    Re: So much for Republican promises

    way to go, kyle. awesome, man, really great.

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    Re: So much for Republican promises

    Wow, this may cause an issue.

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    Re: So much for Republican promises

    when is kyle up for reelection? methinks a primary opponent will be getting some cash from ole cpwill.

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    Re: So much for Republican promises

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Backlash feared as some in GOP push social issues - Yahoo! News



    The bill was $0 for Kyl's project and he ended up getting $200 million. Way to be fiscally conservative there.

    Republican ban on earmarks lasts just three days - National Political Buzz | Examiner.com

    So more government is bad when it's Democrats doing it and earmarks are only what we decide to call them.
    Of course not, that's why we have primaries, so that, you know, a real republican can kick his ass?

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    Re: So much for Republican promises

    Quote Originally Posted by ender1 View Post
    Wow, this may cause an issue.
    News: black farmers settlement
    A small slice of justice for minority farmers
    Last week, the Senate approved a settlement that would provide $1.15 billion to compensate black farmers who were denied U.S. government loans and assistance because of their race. Lawmakers also approved a $3.4 billion…Washington Post · 4 hours agoPigford II settlement to black farmers to be opposed by Republicans in the…YAHOO!Black farmers, Indians closer to US settlementPhiladelphia Daily…Today's top stories ·

    It was his states part from this huge settlement for blacks and Native Americans. It's not something he asked for but he sure couldn't refuse it. I don't know why they made it look like an earmark. It's not one. It's been in the making for something like 10 yrs.
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    Re: So much for Republican promises

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    News: black farmers settlement
    A small slice of justice for minority farmers
    Last week, the Senate approved a settlement that would provide $1.15 billion to compensate black farmers who were denied U.S. government loans and assistance because of their race. Lawmakers also approved a $3.4 billion…Washington Post · 4 hours agoPigford II settlement to black farmers to be opposed by Republicans in the…YAHOO!Black farmers, Indians closer to US settlementPhiladelphia Daily…Today's top stories ·

    It was his states part from this huge settlement for blacks and Native Americans. It's not something he asked for but he sure couldn't refuse it. I don't know why they made it look like an earmark. It's not one. It's been in the making for something like 10 yrs.
    Your post didnt make sense. Can you repost with links? Also anyone who thought Republicans or Democrats promise they won't get earmarks you need to quit kidding yourselfs. Both sides are filled with nothing but assholes anymore.
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    Re: So much for Republican promises

    You should research what Kyl's money is being spent on before you post next time.
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