DeMint: We'll Ban Earmarks Right Away

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    Really? Really Jim? You are going to ban earmarks? That is absolutely amazing. An amazing feat that is following an amazing claim. What are you going to do with federal dollars tax dollars then? Spend it all on things in Washington? Not send any back to congressional districts? How does one actually ban earmarks?

    An absolutely amazing claim by the senator. I would certainly welcome anyone telling me how he plans on doing this, and under what authority he thinks he can do this. By the way, it is the job of elected officials to bring tax dollars back to their districts as tax dollars that I pay are not wholly intended to do nothing at all, in my wise and entirely correct opinion.

    More absolute pie in the sky nonsensical claims from the senator that have zero hope of ever becoming reality.

    DeMint: We'll Ban Earmarks Right Away - The Early Show - CBS News

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    Pay down the debt perhaps? Are you allowed to operate by the same rules as the government? No. Shouldn't they have to operate by the same rules as everyone else? Yes.
     
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    Sure they should. So shouldn't Dmeint pledge to balance the budget if that is the case?

    But let's face reality, shall we? This is nothing more than a little ploy by DeMint, a rhetorical jingle that gets the base worked up and makes folks think he is actually doing something, in my opinion.

    Obviously it has no chance of becoming reality. Earmarks are part of life. Would you send the guy to Washington who will not bring some tax dollars home? Of course not. DeMint wins no matter what. When he fails he can always claim that it was the fault of business as usual in Washington and his supporters send him back, and his constituents still get plenty of money brought back because the other senator from his state still requests earmarks.

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    Instead of smirking and eating popcorn, shouldn't you be fixing the OP - it breaches copyright. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    Kewl..

    No new infrastructure.

    That will help businesses..yessiree Bob..you betcha!

    Can hardly wait till the next bridge collapse.

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    What infrastructure does business with no customers need?

    DeMint's only shortcoming is that there are not 50 other Republican Senators like him.
     
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    The vote has to do with C-17 cargo planes - 2.5 billion dollars worth of them. Congress added this spending for C-17 planes even though the White House did not request it. The Pentagon says that it does not need the C-17 planes, and it doesn't want Congress to buy them.

    It should have been an easy call for any member of the Senate to vote for S. AMDT. 2558. If the military says that it doesn't need and doesn't want expensive cargo airplanes, then Congress shouldn't buy them, right? Unfortunately, many senators don't see things that way. The way they see it, corporate military contractors stand to lose a lot of money if these unnecessary airplanes are not built. So, in order to serve the needs of these companies, many senators decided to vote to keep the C-17 gravy train running, using public money to enrich shareholders of private corporations.
    Which Senators Voted To Prolong C-17 Military Waste?

    Republicans Who Voted To Continue Wasteful C-17 Spending

    Senator Robert F. Bennett (R-UT)
    Senator Kit Bond (R-MO)
    Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS)
    Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY)
    Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)
    Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
    Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS)
    Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
    Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)
    Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID)
    Senator James DeMint (R-SC)

    Democrats Who Voted To Continue Wasteful C-17 Spending

    Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI)
    Senator Max Baucus (D-MT)
    Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN)
    Senator Mark Begich (D-AK)
    Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
    Senator Roland Burris (D-IL)
    Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA)
    Senator Robert P. Casey (D-PA)
    Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT)
    Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-IL)
    Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)


    While not so much a comment on the editors of the article , I sure hope Sen. DeMint and many others no matter what the party are good for their word. As many of them seem to have a long history of spending money then turning around and telling the citizens something else. The USAF has for years told congress they no longer need or want anymore C-17's and yet, congress keeps buying them. This is a very small example of pork just in Defense which I am sure can be found in just about every single branch of Govt.
     
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    Ya know I heard on the TV last night that Speaker of the House John Boehner has never once put an earmark in a bill. I think this is also true of Senator John McCain.



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