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Old 03-13-2009, 07:14 PM
 
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did any of you who disagree with the Obama Presidency ever, ever bother to check the links I posted? the President is working on the problem. but I will throw this out at you. both, democrats and republicans love their earmarks, it is partially how they acquire funding for projects in the states/constituant districts they represent. please, check out the white house dot gov links, and see what President Obama is trying to do. don't get onto a forum and spout more lies. find the truth for yourselves. Welcome to the White House


Its a lost cause, they will continue to see and hear what they want. McCain was the ONLY one that specifically said that he will "end earmarks". They will continue to place that on the President. The same Senators that stood on their soap box on the Senate floor berating the President had billions of dollars worth of earmarks, but try to explain it away by saying, "as long as we could get it in there, we'll continue to do it". Thats like a drug dealer saying, "as long as i could stand on this corner and sell drugs and get away with it, i will.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:18 PM
 
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LOL He doesnt want to pi$$ off the Congress, but nevermind the people that voted for him and the congress.
Whats he gonna do when the voting public has had enough of the present congress and we vote all new ones in?
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:19 PM
 
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Yep

28 of the 35 who voted against the Omnibus Budget... Recognize anyone?

Barrasso (4 earmarks, $2.7 million)
Bayh (4 earmarks, $1.2 million)
Bennett (23 earmarks, $18 million)
Brownback (21 earmaks, $12 million)
Bunning (5 earmarks, $735,000)
Burr (3 earmarks, $1.3 million)
Chambliss (7 earmarks, $4.3 million)
Collins (1 earmark, $380,000)
Corker (1 earmark, $760,000)
Cornyn (5 earmarks, $2.5 million)
Crapo (1 earmark, $100,000)
Enzi (5 earmarks, $1.7 million)
Graham (14 earmarks, $9.5 million)
Grassley (8 earmarks, $350,000)
Gregg (19 earmarks, $10 million)
Hatch (7 earmarks, $700,000)
Hutchison (35 earmarks, $9.9 million)
Inhofe (34 earmarks, $53 million)
Isakson (2 earmarks, $1.4 million)
Kyl (3 earmarks, $5 million)
Lugar (10 earmarks, $3.3 million)
Martinez (8 earmarks, $18.8 million)
McConnell (36 earmarks, $51 million)
Roberts (11 earmarks, $2.2 million)
Sessions (12 earmarks, $4.3 million)
Thune (6 earmarks, $4.3 million)
Vitter (16 earmarks, $4 million)
Voinovich (6 earmarks, $13.5 million)
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:20 PM
 
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You hit the nail on the head. Nobody in DC is listening to the people or care what we want. That goes for bot Democrats and Republicans. We are creeping into the realm of taxation without representation. Time for another revolution.
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:14 AM
 
Location: T or C New Mexico
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LOL He doesnt want to pi$$ off the Congress, but nevermind the people that voted for him and the congress.
Whats he gonna do when the voting public has had enough of the present congress and

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we vote all new ones in?
News Ones??????????????? LOL! you are funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
new ones, do ya mean like all the old ones? steele, palin, mc same, and the lot? you are too funny. thanks for the laugh. I laughed so hard I peed my pants! thanks alot! you hang around here now, don't go anywhere. you are the best comedy relief I've had all week, next to cramer & john stewart!omg, I gotta go take a shower now and change my underwear!
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Old 03-14-2009, 06:20 AM
 
Location: T or C New Mexico
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You hit the nail on the head. Nobody in DC is listening to the people or care what we want. That goes for bot Democrats and Republicans. We are creeping into the realm of taxation without representation.
where were you 100 years ago? this has been going on forever.

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Time for another revolution.
pinch yourself and awake from your dream.
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:48 AM
 
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If earmarks are so bad and evil ...


why didn't bushCo get rid of them????

You guys had eight years to do away with the "Dreaded Earmarks"...why didn't you rally and scream and push YOUR congress people to end them?

Why didn't you??????????????????????????????????????????????? ?
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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Because none of this has to do with earmarks, it's all about their fear and hatred of Obama.
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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it has nothing to do with hatred of obama and it has everything to do with fear for our economic future as a country. get over yourselves obama lovers. this problem is bigger than obama....
earmarks are symbolic of the waste in government and the fact that other countries warned us not to do this, and even the european countries are refusing to go along with this large of a stimulus package.
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:04 PM
 
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it has nothing to do with hatred of obama and it has everything to do with fear for our economic future as a country. get over yourselves obama lovers. this problem is bigger than obama....
earmarks are symbolic of the waste in government and the fact that other countries warned us not to do this, and even the european countries are refusing to go along with this large of a stimulus package.
If earmarks are so bad and evil ...


why didn't bushCo get rid of them????

You guys had eight years to do away with the "Dreaded Earmarks"...why didn't you rally and scream and push YOUR congress people to end them?

See Jane ,see. See the repub flip flop: First, Jane , first, they don't care what other countries think of the U.S. See, Jane, see, NOW THEY DO!
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