Democrats Hide Pet Projects From Voters

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    This is exactly why I'll be voting for a minority government in 08. The Dems, like the Repubs, cannot be trusted with having control of the legislative and executive branches.

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    Democrats hide pet projects from voters

    WASHINGTON - After promising unprecedented openness regarding Congress' pork barrel practices, House Democrats are moving in the opposite direction as they draw up spending bills for the upcoming budget year.

    Democrats are sidestepping rules approved their first day in power in January to clearly identify "earmarks" — lawmakers' requests for specific projects and contracts for their states.

    Rather than including specific pet projects, grants and contracts in legislation as it is being written, Democrats are following an order by the House Appropriations Committee chairman to keep the bills free of such earmarks until it is too late for critics to effectively challenge them.

    Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., says those requests for dams, community grants and research contracts for favored universities or hospitals will be added to spending measures in the fall. That is when House and Senate negotiators assemble final bills.

    Such requests total billions of dollars.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070603/ap_on_go_co/congress_pet_projects
     
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    So much for getting the most ethical Congress in history
     
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    Democrats and Republicans are simply opposite faces of the same debased coin. Its time to whip them all naked and howling into the wilderness and start with a clean slate.
     
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    San Fran Nan has let her power go to her head

    Dems played the voters for suckers
     

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    Remember the "spend as they go" promise? They flauted that one with the first bill passed, totally unfunded, no compensation in any other area...

    Total garbage promise that they clearly never intended to keep. They so desperately wanted to pass their last funding bill for the military that they attached so much pork it was ridiculous. And they are attempting to claim that they are MORE fiscally responsible? Total garbage.
     
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    Even Republicans never tried to spend as much as the current bunch of Dems are trying to do
     

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