Sen. Kyl Grabs $200 Milliion in Pork After No Earmarks Pledge

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    Sen. Kyl Grabs $200 Million in Pork After No Earmarks Pledge | ChattahBox News Blog :clap2:

    (ChattahBox Political News)—Republican lawmakers, anxious to appease tea party members and follow through with their campaign rhetoric to end earmarks, are now engaged in comical linguistic exercises to exempt their pork, as not earmarks under the official definition. The Associated Press reports that Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) did just that, by quietly adding $200 million in pork for his state to a recent bill funding the Pigford settlement for discrimination claims made by minority and Native Americans farmers against the federal government. But he had denounced earmarks, as wasteful spending just days earlier. And on his official website, Kyl asks, “But, if legislators can’t muster the will to eliminate a small portion of spending, how will they be able to make the bigger, more difficult decisions?” Apparently, earmarks and pork are only wasteful when Democrats do it. And when Republicans add earmarks to bills, their pork somehow rises to the level of vitally important infrastructure projects, which magically don’t fall under the official earmark definition. What an ingenious scam.
    Earmark hypocrisy is nothing new for Kyl. Last year he raised holy hell about Democratic earmarks in the Stimulus bill, but the year before, he had requested that $118 million in pork be carved out from from the federal budget to be used for special projects for his state. <more>
     
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    Who here really believes any of these bums when they claim they want to end earmarks?

    First of all, earmarks are how the government splits up the money for each district.

    Secondly, they are just lying to the gullible tea party idiots who have no idea how government works.
     
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    Same topic, different thread. Do less drugs.
     
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    Hey, which pet projects did Congress vote on in the Stimulus package?
     
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    The republicans made the issue on it...they better walk the walk with it. I know it's just politicing when they say it, but they could easily lose their grip in the next election.
     
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    Yeah, well, Democrats ran on de-funding the Iraq war in 2006.
     
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    Certain individual Republicans ran on it.
     
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    partisan apologist

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    names and quotes?
     
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    The legislative branch makes appropriations, not the executive branch.
     

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