Rum, Wooden Arrows, and the Pork Barrel Bailout

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    Rum, Wooden Arrows, and the Pork Barrel Bailout Lead [-]


    The shock-doctrine peddlers are saying the world will end if the bailout isn't passed. So you'd think that Congress would focus a little on fixing the financial crisis.
    Instead, the Senate bailout bill includes issues of vital national importance such as :
    Extension of economic development credit to American Samoa (p. 279)
    Rum excise tax to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands (p. 279)
    Motorsports racing track facility (p. 290)
    Wool modifications (p. 295)
    Children and wooden arrows (p. 300)

    The list goes on and on . . .in fact 500 pages of it!
    It also includes plenty of unfunded mandates.

    Indeed, it seems like pork barrel politics as usual in Washington.
     
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    There's those pesky little American Samonan's again. Wonder why they didn't get a minimum wage hike?
     
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    This new bill is far worse than the one they voted down, but I'm sure this one will pass easily.
     
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    The first one was for $700 billion the second is for $850 billion. The people did not like the first and so Congress is going to do what they do best...stick to us for not liking the first offer.
     
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    Can someone tell me why mac voted for it..
     
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    Dude samoa is in a completely different ocean... check out a map sometime...
     
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    uh--different ocean than what ?
     
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    Because he supports big government.
     
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    Heard today that the body of the "bail out" was 15 pages long.

    The other 450 pages is the parties' pork.

    Heard also, that the congresspersons who voted against this bill were given persmission to do so by leadership if they were in contentious fights for their seats.

    In other words our own Congress is conspiring to cover their asses against the overwhelming will of the American people who obviously don't like what they're hearing about this bill.


    Now if you think Americans are just stupid and don't understand why they don't like the bill or how important it really is? If you think that Americans are idiots and only have trust issues?

    Please note once again that the body of the bill that is so important is 15 pages long and the pork piled on top of this supposed "critial bill" (pork that we can presume isn't actually "critical") is 450 pages long.
     

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