Obama's pork

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    Here we go kiddies Obama has asked for $932 million dollars in earmarks. Is that an example of the decisions he will be making for us. I dare say it would. Sing it with me children spend it spend it spend spend spend!

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    PolitiFact | McCain's got Obama over a pork barrel
     
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    Right.. I'd rather give money to a state that needed a bridge to have them kill the deal but still keep the money... how is that not theft? I'd also rather give money to alaska to study the mating habits of crabs than to give money to a planetarium so that kids can get inspired to learn about voodoo math and pagan science...
     
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    what a fucking joke...mccain and palin have earmarks out the ass....which btw is the same as pork barrel spending.
     
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    ST. PAUL (WCCO) ― John McCain chose Gov. Sarah Palin in part because of her maverick status in Alaska, including her willingness to oppose earmarks, but Palin worked the system as well as anyone when she was a mayor AND a governor.

    "I didn't get into government to do the safe and easy things," Palin said.

    It's TRUE. Palin requested $198 million in earmarks for Alaska in next year's federal budget, which includes $25 million for Coastal Salmon Recovery and $3.2 million for sea lion biological research.

    As a mayor, Palin also struck Yukon gold in Washington.

    IN FACT, according to the watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense, Palin hired a Washington lobbyist to secure earmarks for tiny Wasilla, Alaska when she was mayor. The town of 6,715 received nearly $27 million in federal dollars from 2000 to 2003. That includes $1.9 million for public transit and $15 million for a rail line connecting Wasilla to the hometown of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens.

    And there's MORE. Palin gained fame, and notoriety, for taking on the Republican establishment, opposing in Alaska the infamous bridge to nowhere -- a symbol of wasteful Washington spending.


    wcco.com - Reality Check: Gov. Palin's Earmarks

    stop trying to make a pig's ear into a silk purse.
     
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    News Flash: Salmon is a major Alaskan export. In other words, important for the economy. So that $25 million is well worth it.
     
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    um... not for me dont care for that mercury steak... give me tuna or give me death...
     
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    do you feel the same about the "overhead projecter" that obama is being taken to task for?
     
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    Wow you just can't admit Obama has done anything wrong huh. So you justify everything he has done right on.
     
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    Plus her state has a surplus! Why didn't they use some of the money they got from taxing the Oil Companies more for these projects. Thank but No Thanks! Give me a break!
     
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    Also where is the list of where the money went?
     

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