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Old 09-08-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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McCain Criticized Earmarks that Palin Sought as Mayor.

“Three times in recent years, McCain’s catalogs of “objectionable” spending have included earmarks for this small Alaska town, requested by its mayor at the time — Sarah Palin… In 2001, McCain’s list of spending that had been approved without the normal budget scrutiny included a $500,000 earmark for a public transportation project in Wasilla. The Arizona senator targeted $1 million in a 2002 spending bill for an emergency communications center in town — one that local law enforcement has said is redundant and creates confusion. McCain also criticized $450,000 set aside for an agricultural processing facility in Wasilla that was requested during Palin’s tenure as mayor and cleared Congress soon after she left office in 2002. The funding was provided to help direct locally grown produce to schools, prisons and other government institutions, according to Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan watchdog group.” [LA Times, 9/3/08]

"So while Sen. McCain was going after cutting earmarks in Washington," said Steve Ellis of Taxpayers for Common Sense, "Gov. Palin was going after getting earmarks."

Senator McCain: Will you clean house starting with the Governor? Why should the citizens trust the Senator on reform when he will not keep his word with his own second in line of succession?

Can the Senator be considered a reform candidate when he doesn't follow his Example?

How can the Governor reform Washington when she is part of the problem as Senator McCain sees it, he criticized her Earmarks!!
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Mayors (Governors) cannot get "earmarks".

Only Senators and Congressmen
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Mayors (Governors) cannot get "earmarks".

Only Senators and Congressmen

Which is it...Mayors or Governors? Are you disputing the Source's information? Ooh. I get it you want to play a semantics game. You want to wish away the Governor (Mayors) involvement in procuring earmarks.

Nice try.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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Which is it...Mayors or Governors? Are you disputing the Source's information? Ooh. I get it you want to play a semantics game.You want to wish away the Governor (Mayors) involvement in procuring earmarks.

Nice try.
The only parties requesting earmarks are Senators or Congressmen.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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The only parties requesting earmarks are Senators or Congressmen.
You didn't read the article did you?
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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"She actively sought federal funds -- a campaign that began to pay off only after she hired a lobbyist with close ties to Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), who long controlled federal spending as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He made funneling money to Alaska his hallmark."
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I wonder how they were able to reconcile this? Seems like it would be a rather large divide......
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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Mayors (Governors) cannot get "earmarks".

Only Senators and Congressmen
The word is - 'Sought'. If you are a Republican, you really MUST believe in trickledown.
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Jonquil City (aka Smyrna) Georgia- by Atlanta
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Originally Posted by walidm View Post
McCain Criticized Earmarks that Palin Sought as Mayor.

“Three times in recent years, McCain’s catalogs of “objectionable” spending have included earmarks for this small Alaska town, requested by its mayor at the time — Sarah Palin… In 2001, McCain’s list of spending that had been approved without the normal budget scrutiny included a $500,000 earmark for a public transportation project in Wasilla. The Arizona senator targeted $1 million in a 2002 spending bill for an emergency communications center in town — one that local law enforcement has said is redundant and creates confusion. McCain also criticized $450,000 set aside for an agricultural processing facility in Wasilla that was requested during Palin’s tenure as mayor and cleared Congress soon after she left office in 2002. The funding was provided to help direct locally grown produce to schools, prisons and other government institutions, according to Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan watchdog group.” [LA Times, 9/3/08]

"So while Sen. McCain was going after cutting earmarks in Washington," said Steve Ellis of Taxpayers for Common Sense, "Gov. Palin was going after getting earmarks."

Senator McCain: Will you clean house starting with the Governor? Why should the citizens trust the Senator on reform when he will not keep his word with his own second in line of succession?

Can the Senator be considered a reform candidate when he doesn't follow his Example?

How can the Governor reform Washington when she is part of the problem as Senator McCain sees it, he criticized her Earmarks!!
It is not just Palin but Ted Stevens and the rest of them up there. I mean, what the HELL does Wasilla need a "public transportation system" for?? Is it trying to be like Chicago abd build a subway under a town of 10,000? The Bridge to Nowhere and now the "subway to nowhere"???
If there is one good thing that will come out of this it is that the American people are starting to see just how much we are being ripped off for by Alaska. It has been going on for too mong and it needs to stop! If there ever was such as thing as a "welfare state" Alaska is like a "state on welfare"!
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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I wonder if this would be a big fight within a McCain Administration or he'd just let the Governor have her earmarks.
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