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Old 08-30-2008, 10:49 PM
 
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Obama wants change,......... Boy oh boy ,...............

sure sounds like the same ole Washington back scratching,..... Back door dealing to me.

How about you?



Obama, Biden's Son Linked by Earmarks

Sen. Barack Obama sought more than $3.4 million in congressional earmarks for clients of the lobbyist son of his Democratic running mate, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, records show.
Obama succeeded in getting $192,000 for one of the clients, St. Xavier University in suburban Chicago.

Since Obama announced his selection of Biden on Saturday, attention has focused on Biden's lobbying connections as well as his son's lobbying activities. R. Hunter Biden is one of many relatives of members of Congress who work as lobbyists.

The younger Biden started his career as a lobbyist in 2001 and has registered to represent about 21 clients that have brought in $3.5 million to his Washington firm, according to lobbying disclosure forms.

Sen. Biden has collected more than $6.9 million in campaign contributions from lobbyists and lawyers since 1989, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.


Obama's campaign has taken a hard stance against the world of lobbying in the nation's capital.


Obama said he limits his own efforts to get money for pet projects -- a process known as earmarking -- to those that benefit the public.






Obama, Biden's Son Linked by Earmarks - washingtonpost.com



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Old 08-30-2008, 10:51 PM
 
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CHANGE you can believe in.
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:59 PM
 
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Obama succeeded in getting $192,000 for one of the clients, St. Xavier University in suburban Chicago.
Gosh, money for a College. the horror!
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:01 PM
 
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CHANGE you can believe in.
THanks for agreeing with us!
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:02 PM
 
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This pales in comparison to the Hibatchi grill Sarah got from a Cosco raffle that the dems wanted to make an issue of
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:05 PM
 
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Gosh, money for a College. the horror!
Oh I forgot to add this....


Obama's campaign has taken a hard stance against the world of lobbying in the nation's capital.


Obama said he limits his own efforts to get money for pet projects -- a process known as earmarking -- to those that benefit the public.




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Old 08-30-2008, 11:09 PM
 
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Oh I forgot to add this....


Obama's campaign has taken a hard stance against the world of lobbying in the nation's capital.


Obama said he limits his own efforts to get money for pet projects -- a process known as earmarking -- to those that benefit the public.




Gasp, he LIED?
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:19 PM
 
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Gasp, he LIED?
oh please.

All his earmark requests are of public record and have been made availabe to everyone already.

the repugnant cans have gone through it with a finetooth comb and all they found was one that went through to a college that Bidens son works for????

For contrast I will now find and disclose McCains earmarks WHICH ARE WAAAYYY MORE INTERESTING.

I really don't think the repugnants will want to raise earmarks as an issue.


LMAO
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:22 PM
 
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one of the things I like about Mccain, he has never taken an ear mark
he and his VP will fight against them.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:24 PM
 
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He is against them and than does the opposite and is for them That is ok? That is part of his platform to be against lobbying
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