GOP votes for spending boondoggle

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    Last week, the House of Representatives considered eliminating a nearly half-billion dollar earmark that was snuck into a defense authorization bill. But members of both parties voted to keep the corporate pork in the bill -- despite a supposed moratorium on earmarks and despite that the Pentagon has repeatedly said it doesn't want the money.

    Only in Washington would bureaucracy be force-fed a project it doesn't want or need.

    But so far, we haven't seen this contempt for taxpayer dollars make its way to protest signs or talk radio driven talking points. That's because President Obama opposes the earmark and the Republican congressional leadership voted for it.


    GOP votes for spending boondoggle - CNN.com



    Now this is the GOP that I know. Zero fiscal discipline. As Dubya would say, "All hat and no cattle"...
     
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    So, what else is new?
     
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    Vote all the bums out.
     
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    I wouldn't worry about it. America is currently under 1-party rule, and it ain't the GOP.
     
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    Both political parties do this with almost every single bill!

    IMHO, this is a strategy by the GOP to get Obama to veto the DADT repeal! If the POTUS stands by his word, he will veto the bill due to the additional spending on the jet engine that the Pentagon does not want; however, with this veto he will kill the passage of the repeal of DADT!
     
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    Actually, it hasn't been as bad this year as it's been in the past. But this is an example of both parties congressional delegations trying to 'snow' the people.
     
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    Now where are all of those GOP supporters who only yesterday were telling me how we don't have any money to spend??
     
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    So, we DO have money to spend or not???
     

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