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Old 03-02-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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And the winner is:

Mississippi!

Because, you know, they send sooooo much to the Federal government in taxes.

"Mississippi Republican Sen. Thad Cochran led his colleagues by raking in more than $470 million in 204 earmarks. Mississippi's junior Republican, Roger Wicker, pulled in more than $390 million."

Red States Gobble Up Omnibus Earmarks

The amounts are quite remarkable, on both sides of the aisle,though I do feel compelled to point out that two of three top individual 'earners' are Republicans - Sen. Richard (let the Detroit car-makers die) Shelby and Sen. Kit Bond.
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:51 PM
 
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But Obama, Obama, but... but... but...
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Old 03-03-2009, 03:58 AM
 
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"Of the top ten earmarking senators, only Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.; $77 million solo; $235 combined), represents a large state and only three of the top ten are blue states. In the top 20, only six blue states are represented."

Do as I say, not as I do.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I can only surmise that the Red states are on Federal welfare and, as conservative true believrs, hate them selves for being national beggars.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:41 AM
 
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It really doesn't matter because Obama is going to get rid of all the earmarks anyway, right?
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:44 AM
 
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I can only surmise that the Red states are on Federal welfare and, as conservative true believrs, hate them selves for being national beggars.
New Mexico is a huge benefactor of federal tax dollars. I hate myself 28 days out the month. The other two days I am cashing my checks. Thanks America! Keep it coming!
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:05 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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It really doesn't matter because Obama is going to get rid of all the earmarks anyway, right?
Right, on the next bill. After all, this is leftover business from the last administration. Just like Rahm Emmanuel said yesterday that the adminstration inherited the economy and the subsequent 4 trillion dollar debt. That 4 trillion would be the spendulus plus the new, proposed budget. I wonder when the adminstration will actually take ownership of something? We'll be in the same craphole 4 years from now and Obama will still be blaming the past, taxing you up your buttcrack, and threatening people with responsibility, accountability, and no earmarks.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:12 AM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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Right, on the next bill. After all, this is leftover business from the last administration. Just like Rahm Emmanuel said yesterday that the adminstration inherited the economy and the subsequent 4 trillion dollar debt. That 4 trillion would be the spendulus plus the new, proposed budget. I wonder when the adminstration will actually take ownership of something? We'll be in the same craphole 4 years from now and Obama will still be blaming the past, taxing you up your buttcrack, and threatening people with responsibility, accountability, and no earmarks.

You forgot to add "crisis" to the list of threats.
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Idaho Falls
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New Mexico is a huge benefactor of federal tax dollars. I hate myself 28 days out the month. The other two days I am cashing my checks. Thanks America! Keep it coming!
Only 28?
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:56 PM
 
Location: NorthTexas
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Sometimes I think people have no idea what earmarks are. Not all earmarks are bad you know. That is how bridges and dams are built along with many worthwhile projects.

When entire communities are wiped out by natural disaster it is earmarks that get the funding to help people rebuild their lives. So, I am wondering if you lived in a town that was wiped out by a tornado would you refuse federal assistance because it was an "earmrk"?

I gues it is easier for many people to get out on the internet and scream at everyone than actually educate themselves on the ways of our government and financial responsibility.

Have any of you visited recovery.gov or white house.gov and seen the facts?
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