Republicans publically denounce earmarks!!

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    THEN START USING THEM AGAIN!!!

    Looks like it is business as usual for Republicans. LOL!

    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans' ban on earmarks — money included in a bill by a lawmaker to benefit a home-state project or interest — was short-lived.

    Only three days after GOP senators and senators-elect renounced earmarks, Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl, the No. 2 Senate Republican, got himself a whopping $200 million to settle an Arizona Indian tribe's water rights claim against the government.

    Kyl slipped the measure into a larger bill sought by President Barack Obama and passed by the Senate on Friday to settle claims by black farmers and American Indians against the federal government. Kyl's office insists the measure is not an earmark, and the House didn't deem it one when it considered a version earlier this year.

    But it meets the know-it-when-you-see-it test, critics say. Under Senate rules, an earmark is a spending item inserted "primarily at the request of a senator" that goes "to an entity, or (is) targeted to a specific state."

    Republicans' ban on earmarks was short-lived - Politics - Capitol Hill - msnbc.com
     
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    So much for that Contract On America.....
     
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    And here the voters had so much faith in the republicans!! :lol:
     
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    anyone who believes ANYTHING either side says is an idiot.....unfortunately there are a lot of idiots in this Country....
     
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    Three threads, one topic. One has to ask.... are the drooling left incapable of using the search function?

    And.... if you were smart enough... you'd have checked the facts as well as the search function.... because you're about to get your ass handed to you.
     
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    What makes you think that?
     
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    Republicans publically denounce earmarks!!

    As if their base even knows what those are. All they know is that it is something they aren't supposed to like.
     

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