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Old 10-02-2008, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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Are you unhappy about the billions in pork in the new bill?
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:21 AM
 
Location: rural WA
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Yes---I am. It seems they will never learn to do without their pork, and we will never learn to throw the bums out.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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The only good thing in the new bill is the FDIC change. Everything else is worse.
They have pork for children's arrow manufacturers, and rum producers!
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:20 AM
 
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Its like bribery. Can't get a congressamn or senatopr to vote for the bill ;put some pork into it and bankrupt the economy. real smart.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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I thought the reason the House rejected it the first time was because of voter outrage.

How is putting some pork that narrowly benefits the wool and rum industries going to protect house members' vulnerable seats? I don't get it

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Its like bribery. Can't get a congressamn or senatopr to vote for the bill ;put some pork into it and bankrupt the economy. real smart.
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:55 AM
 
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What pork? All of the things below are very important... right?

$223M for Alaskan fisherman
$192M for rum producers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
$128M for auto racing
$33M for companies operating in American Samoa
$10M for film & TV production
$6M for producers of wooden arrows
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Old 10-02-2008, 12:00 PM
 
Location: central, between Pepe's Tacos and Roberto's
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The "pork" that you speak of is actually a completely different bill. Apparently what the Senate did is attach the Emergency Economic Recovery Act of 2008 to a bill that has already passed the House, H.R. 1424, as a substitute amendment. They have not re-written the original bailout plan with the exception of tax breaks for Midwest victims of natural disaster, the raising of the FDIC insured limits, and tax breaks for alternative energy. All of the wooden arrow and rum excise tax provisions were attached to the original H.R. 1424, which passed the House in March I believe.
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: In my playhouse.
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What pork? All of the things below are very important... right?

$223M for Alaskan fisherman
$192M for rum producers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
$128M for auto racing
$33M for companies operating in American Samoa
$10M for film & TV production
$6M for producers of wooden arrows

When I heard this earlier today it made me want to go throw up. $595M I can't believe it!! I am sure this makes the towns along the Gulf coast happy. Alaska kept the millions from the bridge to nowhere already! The people in Alaska get thousands of dollars each year from their state. Why do they need fresh pork??? Now of this money makes any sense to me, it makes me mad.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:57 PM
 
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And do you think that the people will be up in arms enough to actually vote all the idiots out in November?

No - we're going to get the same bunch of losers running the country after the election as we have now. Because CONGRESS is bad, but my representative is just fine.
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