Finally sone oversight

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dy...ewsletter&wpisrc=newsletter&wpisrc=newsletter


    This is how bad this last couple of congresses got.

    They did whatever they wanted.



    The Senate moved yesterday toward asking the Justice Department for a criminal investigation of a $10 million legislative earmark whose provisions were mysteriously altered after Congress gave final approval to a huge 2005 highway funding bill.

    In what may become the first formal request from Congress for a criminal inquiry into one of its own special projects, top Senate Democrats and Republicans have endorsed taking action in connection with the earmark that Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), former chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, inserted into the legislation.
     
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    Come on republicans defend this one.

    Im sure he would not have done this unless he felt that no republican would do a damn thing about it back in 2005. They thought they had the government completely in their back pocket.
     
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    A senator makes his own change to a law and then the president signs it into law when it never passed congress.

    So no one here cares about some assclown making up his own pork project right out of thin air?

    People I cant believe this.

    The republican congress did nothing about looking inot it once it was discovered and the Dems try to find out where it came from and it took months to finnaly get this scumbag to admitt he did it.

    Now hes says its no big deal and everything is fine.

    Lets hope this still packed DOJ department has at least a couple of honest people left in it or you will see alot more laws having things just added out of thin air huh?

    10 million here and 10 million there starts to add up to real money after awhile.
     
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    I figure everyone agrees it's pretty slimy and we'll all wait to see the investigation results. ;o)
     
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    $10,000,000 is all? Robert Byrd, former KKK Klansman, and otherwise known as the King of Pork, is BY FAR the biggest "earmarker" in the history of the Senate. 10mil is a couple of weeks worth for him....
     
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    You don't understand the allegation, do you? It's not about the money...it's about the fact that it was added AFTER CONGRESS VOTED ON IT.... unilaterally, without vote.

    pssssssssssst... that's illegal by any measure.
     
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    They did. They had rubber stamp bush at the helm. How many vetos did he make during the GOP controlled congress? How about 0?
     
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    All earmarks are illegal as they are appropriations NEVER debated nor really voted on, explicitly. As far as I'm concerned ANY congressman who has EVER taken an "earmark" is a criminal. Which means almost ALL of them are, Dem or Rep. Congress' approval rating is now at about 10%. Basically the American people has already lost virtually ALL confidence in the entire institution.

    So on the balance, I could care less about this meaningless triviality.
     
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    I love joe scarborough... I don't agree with him on everything. In fact, I don't agree with him on a lot. But he's always smart...he's always thoughtful and he knows how to discuss issues without resorting to being a ranting and raving psycho.
     

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