Spending bill packed with goodies

Spending bill packed with goodies

There are 11 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Dec 18, 2007, titled Spending bill packed with goodies. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

The House and Senate have approved a massive spending bill - stuffed with nearly 9,000 pet projects - that would fund the fiscal year that started three months ago.

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pwilson

Trumbull, CT

#1 Dec 19, 2007
Funny how the democrats who now control congress, complain bitterly about ending the war, now vote in droves to fund it. I am happy to see them do this but, aren't they lying through their teeth again? They will say anything just to get elected and once in office, do something else. Like raise taxes. Have you heard a liberal reporter ask one of them running for President if they would raise taxes? And it is them who are most responsible for the majority of the pork in this bill.
Steve

Piscataway, NJ

#2 Dec 19, 2007
The press is always quick to point out when the president has low approval ratings, but for quite sometime now Congress has had a much lower approval rating but it hasn't been reported at all. With bills like this it is no surprise!
Lynne Shapiro

AOL

#3 Dec 19, 2007
Shays should take no pride in that transit/pedestrian unfriendly designed remote from everywhere Water Street bus station that replaced the centrally located one just across the street from the rail station.

I hope his Democratic opponent in the next election uses this Shay's waste of $23 million to his construction contractor friends and harm to bus passengers who now have to walk in ice and snow for their journeys from downtown to galvanize Bridgeport voters to the polls to finally get Shays out of office.
Joel Gonzalez

United States

#4 Dec 19, 2007
lynne wake up, trying to get rid of shays is like trying to get rid of Lieberman.
proud american

Meriden, CT

#5 Dec 19, 2007
Steve wrote:
The press is always quick to point out when the president has low approval ratings, but for quite sometime now Congress has had a much lower approval rating but it hasn't been reported at all. With bills like this it is no surprise!
So true!

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#7 Jul 20, 2014
Seems their as fat as the people they criticize.

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#8 Jul 20, 2014
555 Billion

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Stratford, CT

#9 Jul 20, 2014
Now, that is real money in my family.

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#10 Jul 21, 2014
Sir Samuel wrote:
Now, that is real money in my family.
That wasn't all of it either.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#11 Jul 21, 2014
US federal fiscal years begin October 1.

This topic is based on a headline from 2007, back when Congress belatedly did the job we paid them to do.

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#12 Jul 21, 2014
kuda wrote:
US federal fiscal years begin October 1.

This topic is based on a headline from 2007, back when Congress belatedly did the job we paid them to do.
The date was a part of the point. It was packed with pork and DC has been lining their own pockets ever since.

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