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Old 04-01-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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... because he refuses to ban earmarks.

Three Congressmen Defy GOP Earmark Ban, Face Losing Committee Seats | TPMDC

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According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Reps. Anh "Joseph" Cao of Louisiana and Ron Paul of Texas have joined Rep. Don Young (AK) in requesting earmarks for the 2011 fiscal year, despite a House Republican caucus vote this month to institute a moratorium on earmarks for one year.
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Paul's office told the Times-Picayune that, because he believes the federal government takes too much money from citizens, he considers it his job to get back as much as possible. You can see his earmark requests here.
What's funny is the earmarks, especially the LA ones aren't really bad at all.
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Old 04-01-2010, 05:23 PM
 
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More proof that the budget and committee processes are broken.

Actual "requirements" should fit well into existing programs. Many earmarks are just pork, though I'm sure a few actually do some good.
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:50 AM
 
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... because he refuses to ban earmarks.

Three Congressmen Defy GOP Earmark Ban, Face Losing Committee Seats | TPMDC



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What's funny is the earmarks, especially the LA ones aren't really bad at all.
I think this is retaliation from the party of no clue.

I believe Kao voted with the Dems on health reform.

Paul has recently worked with two of the most outspoken progressives.

RP and Grayson have a bill to audit the Fed, of which the Constitution actually grants the Congress control of the economy, but despite that glaring fact, the bill has gone nowhere.

RP and Denny recently teamed up to get us out of the Vietnams 2.0 but the MSM gave it virtually no play.

I truly do hope true conservatives can rescue the party of no clue from the radio disc jockeys and cultists that now sully the formerly good reputation of the right wing.
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