Dems Dominate Pork Report

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    The Citizens Against Government Waste Porker of the Year award was released yesterday.

    Front and center were four Democrat leaders - Pelosi, Reid, Dodd, and Moran.

    And against the backdrop of hundreds of billions in bailouts, omnibus bills, a stimulus package, and the looming multi-trillions deficit, Obama's $100 million administrative reductions ring even more hollow...

    Citizens Against Government Waste: Porker of the Year, 2008
     
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    Psst... The Loon's are going to have a field day with you 4 your math error :lol:!
     
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    This is one of my favorite sites and has been for years. You might take a look at 2006 and back, 2006 coming in at $29 billion ($10 billion more than this year).

    Citizens Against Government Waste:

    I'm 100% in favor of cutting government waste and stupid earmark spending, regardless which party does it. Were you complaining just as loudly during prior fiscal years? Of course the 'spending' then didn't include the 'supplemental' spending for the 2 wars, so voodoo accounting was also very much in play.
     
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    Sure what would you expect? The Dems hold power, do you think they are going to let the Republicans get the most?

    Check out where the pork was going in 2006 (can you say Palin's "bridge to nowhere") when the Republicans controlled the government.
     
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    Yup, it's to be expected. Dems are known as the "tax-and-spend" party. But I like to equate the Cons with the "don't-tax-but-spend-anyway" party.
     
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    2006 Porker of the Year. Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.)
    2005 Porker of the Year. Sens. Hillary Clinton and Charles Schumer (both D-N.Y.) received 45.5 percent of the vote


    So much for that theory
     
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    And when your doine checking that out, check out Byrd's democtartic highway to nowhere, which is STILL recieving porkulus $.

     
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    "Christian charity programs such as Feed The Children feature entire families in West Virginia so poor that they are trapping rats to eat as food, calling them "nutrirats". And even affording a potato to eat is very difficult for some families. So not all earmark spending is a bad thing if it funds projects or programs that lift up some people a little higher above deep waters than all this."

    Pork is in the eye of the beholder but if you read that link in the initial thread you find all the buzz words, but no thought nor care for the country, only the rich.

    "The Congressional Record clearly proves that Mississippi Republican Senator Thad Cochran with $470 million dollars of earmark spending added to the Omnibus Spending Bill was #1 with earmark spending among all U.S. senators. Next up on the list of big earmark spenders was Senator Rodger Wicker with $390 million in earmark spending. In fact, of the top 10 largest earmark spenders in the U.S. senate, 10 are Republicans. Which certainly begs the issue of major league political hypocrisy on the subject."

    Rush Limbaugh Won't Tell You This (Wizbang Blue)
     
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    Imagine that the Dems were able to outmaneuver the Republican controlled House, Senate *and* WH to get the most spending.

    They must be very very smart and clever to figure out how to outmanuever the entire Republican party. Which for the country's sake its probably a good thing we now have very very shrewd people in charge as opposed to idiots who let themselves be outmaneuvered by a couple senators from the minority party.

    Either that or the website is a tad biased in what it considers to be "pork"
     
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    Are we talking totals or selective projects? Seems to me it's the bottom line that counts most and that's what I look at. Earmark spending happens by both parties, and surprise surprise, much of it is good for the districts where the money is infused.
     

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