Senate ignores McCain, keeps thousands in earmarks

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    Senate ignores McCain, keeps thousands in earmarks

    Is this spending a separate one from the $787 billion dollar 'stimulus' one?

    Only 32 Repubs and 2 Dems voted yes to stop this. Shows the Repubs love their pork just as much as the Dems. Both parties make me want to vomit.

    Really?? Obama sure does have a funny definition of what constitutes 'pork' and what constitutes 'stimulus'. Obama cries bullshit once again...

    Finding the Pork in the Obama Stimulus Bill - US News and World Report
     
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    If anyone wondered whether Obama and the Democrats controlling Congress care about America, now we know.
     
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    Not like republicans cared all too much with TARP and the bank bailouts though.

    Again, the government spending way more than it should is why we're in this mess, and spending more will simply destroy more and more jobs. If only the government would let the market operate, and then people would be employed with that $787 billion instead of it being squandered. Does Obama really want to see more unemployed? It seems so.
     
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    The Republicans are the reason the tax and spend Democrats were able to assume power. As I've said several times before, I seriously doubt I will ever vote for a Republican again.
     
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    falling falling falling
     
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    The ominbus bill was written in December. There are more dollars in republican earmarks than democratic. There are fewer republicans than democrats. 6 of the ten highest earmarks are from republicans.

    The percent/number of earmarks that Obama said he would allow, he met. The total number or earmarks under the republican congress was over triple what is in this one.

    Enough of the right wing hipocrisy.
     
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    You are such a DUmbazz.. it was McCain a Republican who tried to stop them DUmbazz,, it was the Democrats who ignored him.. DUMBAZZ AND it will be guess who?? that signs them into law after promising to do away with earmarks,, he is such a big fat liar..
     
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    Since when are republicans conservative? They're a bunch of liberal, big-government spenders too... as confirmed by the many people they forced out of work to finance wars, entitlements (medicare), huge deficits, bailouts for anyone and everyone, stimulus packages, allowed fractional-reserve banking to continue, and the list goes on. Of course, in your world, when a Democrat were to do all the things Republicans have been doing in the last eight years, it'll suddenly have a profoundly different effect? :cuckoo:
     
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    No willow, your remarks are dumbazz. You can't even refute my comments. You just like to ramble.

    Lay off the katnip.
     
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    I'm with you on that. All I'm hoping for at this point is enough local and state office holders who are strong enough to tell Washington DC to go 'F' themselves.
     

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