Earmarks to be Banned to For-Profit companies?

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  1. Vast LWC
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    Sounds pretty good to me! One big step toward doing away with earmarks.

    House Leaders Bar Earmarks to For-Profit Companies - NYTimes.com

     
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    So who will get the government handouts from here on out ?
     
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    I don't trust ANY legislation put out by this Congress.
     
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    song and dance.
     
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    Earmarks are attached to other bills and are most commonly allowed in order to buy a vote for that bill. All earmarks should be banned. If an earmark can't stand on it's own, as a bill, it doesn't deserve to be law. If it is specific to a state, like the infamous Bridge to nowhere, it must be handled by the state.
     
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    So the Democrats come up with simple legislation that should appeal to everyone and still you meet such a proposal with derision.

    Typical.

    Guess FoxNews hasn't granted their approval yet...
     
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    earmarks are a reasonable alternative to pork-barrel spending. this is loading the canon for an assault on the republican party's campaign kick-back mechanism this fall. the republicans should self-impose a ceiling on pork-barrel initiatives and we'll really have a circus act going.:doubt:
     
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    buddy...

    1. its not a legislation (the song).
    2. democrats dont really earmark anyhow (the dance).

    if you werent clicking your heels to it you could see it for what it is.

    fox news? wtf?
     
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    Read the story carefully, this is not legislation. This is an in-house rule put forward by House Democratic leadership and applies only to members of the House Democratic caucus. There is no bill.
     
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    Can't imagine a majority congresscritters on either side of the aisle totally turning off the corporate spigot. Gotta be some kind of workaround already in place.
     

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