The Photo Op Ear Marks Are Less Than 1/2% Of Federal Spending!

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    Analysts are now starting to notice that one factor helping the Tea Party in the recent elections is the clustering of the GOP electorate into an ideological base. On its face, that would seem to leave the in-coming new House members in a power position. Fortunately for everyone else, now attention turns to face 2012.

    Murkowski victory a stinging rebuke to Palin and extreme partisans - CNN.com

    Only 18% of Alaska voters turned out in their primary, and Murkowski only lost by 2000 votes. So Palin and the Tea Party didn't win.

    The Enemy of the People, in fact, is not the Ear Marks spending of $16.0 bil. per year, in the $3.5 tril. federal budget. Ear Marks are a non-issue, created by a political party, now facing the wrong way. In fact, the Republicans are still planning to stick with, "No!" as their only mantra, starting out in the new year.

    That is likely to mean a payroll tax hike for lower and middle incomes, starting immediately, in January.

    Senate Major Leader, Harry Reid, is actually not a Republican, and is not a lunatic, by comparison. The Nevada Senate race was won by "not likely" voters. Those people tend to turn out in the Presidential-level elections, and including when a non-white is at the top of the ticket.

    The Tea Party Plans Mainly And Only to raise all taxes, when they start in January, having said, "No!" Among their first acts will be repeal of the Stimulus, Refundable Make-Work-Pay Tax Credit. The focus instead will be on taking away the $16.0 bil. in local area spending, from all the Republican districts!

    And after taking everything away, they intend a 2012 campaign!

    "Crow, James Crow: Shaken, Not Stirred!"
    (Actually, far more of an international sensation is now being caused by a fa. . . .Scottish woman, now singing in advanced Middle Age!)
     
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    So we should allow corruption of the process because it only makes up a small part of the spending of money we don't have?

    Why not see this as a good first step instead?
     
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    "Senate Major Leader, Harry Reid, is actually not a Republican"......Do what?!
     
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    "The Enemy of the People, in fact, is not the Ear Marks spending of $16.0 bil. per year, in the $3.5 tril. federal budget"

    John McCain admitted he wasn't very good at math. He'd pound his fist about these tiny earmarks, but then voted in the Senate to restore $400 billion of funding for socialized medicine.
     
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    Well, half a percent is better than the increases we've been getting. I'm for it.
     
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    If they are as minute as you claim then I'm sure you'll agree that everyone can agree they won't be missed. So let's do away with them. It's a start in the right direction.
     
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    Do you have to fail math to be a Republican?

    Cut $16 billion from a $1.5 trillion deficit, and you've still got a $1.5 trillion deficit. We need to cut either Defense, Homeland Security, Social Security, Medicare, or all 4 to really make an impact. But the GOP refuses to cut these huge government programs in spite of all the "limited government" rhetoric they don't believe themselves.
     
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    no it's not, these are gimmicky cuts that let politicians brag about making "tough choices", meanwhile they don't do a thing to cut the large programs, and all the borrow-and-spend Socialist Republicans won't touch any of the big spending items

    Now, Chris Christie has a pair, I respect him. But the rest of his party is a bunch of useless pussies who are terrified of teachers unions and AARP lobbyists.
     
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    Being a swing voter must be tough these days. What's the decision process like when you have Bush spending trillions and O spending three trillion in his first two years?
     
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    Divided government. Dems in the White House + GOP in Congress = budget discipline through lots of fighting and gridlock. Remember the peace, prosperity, and budget surpluses last time we had this setup?

    I'm probably voting for O again, even though he's mediocre at best. Clinton was too, but a lot of good things happened when he was Pres, because he couldn't pass a spending bill to save his life after '94. Then the minute Bush came in it was off to the races with new legislation. If Romney/Pawlenty/Palin/whoever gets in there, they'll hand out more money to the AARP lobby for socialist programs than Obama could ever hope to.
     

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