Cauliflower 'ears'

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    U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) talks about 'earmarks' in his speech at the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) 2010 Conference.

    "The Democrats’ arrogance and audacious power grabs have made Americans stand up and say, 'Enough is enough.'

    It’s a fight between those who take their Constitutional oath seriously and those who don’t. We all swear an oath to protect and defend a Constitution that specifies a very limited federal government.

    It’s hard for me to believe that Congressman and Senators who continue their addiction to parochial earmarks and their support for almost every new spending program have read the same Constitution I have."






    Republicans lead earmark list

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    The top earmarkers in both the House and Senate are Republicans, even after the GOP has spent much of the past year making fiscal restraint and runaway government spending the centerpiece of its political message.

    Rep. Bill Young (R-Fla.) and Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) — both atop defense spending panels — led their respective bodies in securing earmarks, according to an analysis by the nonprofit Taxpayers for Common Sense.

    Read more: Republicans lead earmark list - Jake Sherman - POLITICO.com

    "Hypocrisy can afford to be magnificent in its promises, for never intending to go beyond promise, it costs nothing."
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