Wow look who is ahead in the pork race

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    What a surprise. Career politicians creating earmarks, shocked i tell you.

    Looks like one thing hasn't changed, the top and the bottom per capita earmarks by state are, as outlined in the link you posted;

    Hawaii — represented by Senate Appropriations Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) — had the most earmarks per capita: $412 million for its nearly 1.3 million citizens. Wyoming had the least per capita and overall — $5.76 million.


    same as it ever was
     
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    Most earmarks are money that would've been sent to the various states, in the form of block grants, anyways.

    Earmarks are easily the least understood topic that a lot of political dilettantes get all exorcised over.
     
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    yeah dude, i agree
     
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    wow because a couple of repukes head the list, let's just sweep it under the rug while you scream at the top of your lungs, no more pork, I got it , you guys are hypocrites , nothing more nothing less
     
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    The ironic thing form the OP is that the top guy on the list is republican alright, but the ones that follow him on the list are democrats.

    I think the op wanted more partisanship miles from the article, but uit doesn't really fly that way.

    Now, how did you get yourself banned in China? meanmouth mao?
     
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    I'm not a republican, dickweed.

    The vast majority of earmarks are just how congressweasels direct federal spending in their districts and states. Ending them won't necessarily make excessively bloated federal budgets any smaller.

    On top of that, I defy you to find any post where I've got all worked up over earmarks.
     
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    Earmarks are not a partisan issue, in fact they only have been an issue since congress passed a law to make them public a few years ago. That WAS a partisan attempt by the democrats. But the issue is not one of partisanship, it is an issue of fiscal responsibility.
    and no, i am not republican either, nor am i a democrat
     
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    no shit dude and I bet you didn't vote for the blowhard cowboy either
     
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    I find it absolutely amazing that after 8 years of Bush, no one is a repub, or that at least will admit it
     

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