Pork Barrel Spending

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    I think Obama made a good point when he said that pork barrel spending is not as serious of an issue as McCain makes it out to be. $18 billion out of a $2.66 trillion dollar budget (less then 1% of the budget). I understand the principle that McCain wants to bring up, but in the overall scheme of the world right now, it is just not that important. It just seems like McCain keeps bringing up a non-issue in a time when our economy should be his main focus.

    Agree/Disagree? Thoughts?
     
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    18 billion dollars worth of pork is plenty incentive for crooks to run for office.
     
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    Very good point, never looked at it like that. Still don't really see it as a serious campaign issue, but I see what your saying. In the long run it should definitely be cut out.
     
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    $18 billion in pork vs $700 billion wasted on Iraq.

    You do the math.
     
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    Yup, Obama is all for change, change back to doing everything the old fashioned way, quietly with out telling the taxpayers and voters who is creating and spending billions of dollars and pork barrel projects.

    18 billion..... just send that pittance to me since it is so minor.
     
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    We are sending it to you.

    Every month.
     
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    Once again you RETARD. I receive payment from a CONTRACT I fulfilled. It is payment for services rendered and it is all in WRITING. But hey any lie will do right?
     
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    Every month for the rest of your life.

    Government check after government check.

    It's amazing to me.
     
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    Not a 'non-issue', but its a small issue. I would still like to see legislation riders and earmarks die a quick death as a concept, mostly because of the favoritism they foment, but we have bigger fish to fry at the moment.

    Small, but big enough that if McCain had listened to himself at the first debate and 'vetoed' the bail-out because of the riders and earmarks via his vote in the senate, I might've switched teams.

    -Joe
     
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    Howabout the $180 billion McCain voted FOR?
     

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