Obama says he accepts 'imperfect' spending bill

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  1. KMAN
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    And when he does, you will just ignore it.

    Sorry if he can't reverse 8 years of your sides earmark proclivity in 51 days.
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    Top Ten Senate Earmark Recipients

    Member
    Party
    State
    Solo Earmarks
    Solo and With Other Lawmakers

    Cochran R
    MS
    $289,793,000
    $837,256,500

    Landrieu D
    LA
    $103,303,050
    $469,691,110

    Stevens R
    AK
    $389,043,750
    $456,902,750

    Bond R
    MO
    $128,227,400
    $454,632,500

    Shelby R
    AL
    $191,099,800
    $426,492,200

    Inouye D
    HI
    $229,775,440
    $414,327,330

    Byrd D
    WV
    $333,024,438
    $407,360,438

    Murray D
    WA
    $141,007,117
    $376,489,467

    Clinton D
    NY
    $98,000
    $342,403,455

    Durbin D
    IL
    $39,313,300
    $335,181,200


    from: Taxpayers for Common Sense

    http://tomwfox.wordpress.com/2008/02/24/oink-fy-2008-earmarks-top-ten-senators/
     
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    Nice cop-out Obama. For all the crap he says about keeping to his campaign promises because it is what Americans voted for, he conveniently let this one slip on by.
     
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    UPDATE 2-Obama says spending bill must start new era | Reuters

    Hahahaha ... what an ass.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    I see some of you people are still confused about what an earmark is.

    You are convinced that all earmarks must be bad, right?

    I am constantly amazed how easily many of you are lead around by the inappropriate use of words.

    Of course, in your defence both parties and the media have turned a value nuetral word into some kind of epithet, so it's probably not entirely your fault.

    I'll try again for the hard of reading.

    An earmark is money directed to a specific project.

    It may be a good use of that money or it may be a bad use of that money.

    Pork is a word you can to use to describe the wasteful earmarked spending,

    Calling it an earmark as though that meant it was necessarily a bad thing is ignorant.

    And YES I KNOW Obama did that, too.

    And believe me, the next time I see him, I'll give HIM the same lecture I'm giving ya'll, right now.

    (and don't you imagine I won't either!)
     
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    This is all true, but just to add to it. If you get rid of earmarks you don't cut spending in the least, because the money gets spent whether it's earmarked or not. The difference is that our elected representatives get a say as to how the money is spent through earmarks.
     
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    It seems to me he's not even trying to reverse anything. He's continuing failed policies, and we thought McCain would be Bush III.
     
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    Xenophon Gone and forgotten

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    I thought Bushbots were bad, Obamabots are even more delusional.

    The Boi king has totally ignored his own campaign now, saying that maybe 'someday' he might look into this earmark thingy, and the best answer I see is a 'blame bush' and a list of douchebag republicans.

    Bad news, Obama could still have vetoed, GoP earmarks are not.

    The Boi King must take responsibilities for his own actions, your deflections don't matter.
     
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    What did Obama say about earmarks during the campaign? I could have sworn it was McCain that was always going on about them.
     

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