House creates fund to bypass their earmark promises

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    Mysterious fund allows Congress to spend freely, despite earmark ban - CNN



    Under the cloak of a mysteriously-named "Mission Force Enhancement Transfer Fund," Congress has been squirreling away money -- like $9 million for "future undersea capabilities development," $19 million for "Navy ship preliminary design and feasibility studies," and more than $30 million for a "corrosion prevention program."



    Roughly $1 billion was quietly transferred from projects listed in the president's defense budget and placed into the "transfer fund." This fund, which wasn't in previous year's defense budgets (when earmarks were permitted), served as a piggy bank from which committee members were able to take money to cover the cost of programs introduced by their amendments.
     
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    Politics...SHIT!!!!!
     
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    they are scaming the right wing voters once again
     
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    Kinda what all politicians are best at, largely regardless of which party they claim to represent
     
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    Once again demonstrating the need to oust from office the big spenders from both parties. It's not what they spend it on, it's that they're spending what we don't have. Electoral upheaval of unprecedented proportions in 2012, 14, 16...they'll get it eventually.
     
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    That does not sound like a fund to bypass earmarks, it sounds like a collection of earmarks.
     
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    they are scamming you.

    When will you learn?
     
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    Yeah, they're scamming you, when will you learn? Only the Republicans do this!
     
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    That was funny. When will you start posting about the Democratic scams, like the fact that the only budget on the table right now comes from the Republicans?
     
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    and you on the left.

    CNN listed 3 spenders, 2 were (D)'s
     

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