Missouri Senators Oppose wasteful spending...right up until their not...

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    One of the members of Congress who is most outspoken against earmarking and discretionary spending finds something in her own state that falls into those categories—an airplane the military says it does not need.

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    McCaskill is disappointed Congress has refused to set up a special commission to enforce fiscal discipline. “That’s how we got into this mess, saying ‘yes’ to everybody and refusing to say ‘no.’”

    But what she will say “no” to is the Pentagon’s plan to stop buying C-17 cargo planes. Parts for them are made by about 900 Boeing workers in St. Louis.

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the military already has too many of them.

    But McCaskill says it needs more.


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    McCaskill makes an exception

    Both Senators McCaskill AND Bond say they will fight to force the federal government to buy more planes for the military.
     
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    First an edit...That title should say "they're" not their.

    As for the article...Talk about lacking the courage of their convictions!

    It's great to say your against earmarks and wasteful spending...but just saying it isn't enough.
     
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    Everyone is against earmarks unless they are their earmarks.
     
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    If elected officials refuse to lead by good example they are not worthy to be leaders.
     
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    We have elected officials that are worthy of their positions?
     
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    By all means some posters here seem to think theirs are doing a fine job. I am not one of those posters.
     
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