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Spending Cuts? From These Guys? Republicans Poised to Make 'Prince of Pork' Appropriations Chair

There are 65 comments on the KBOI-AM Boise story from Dec 7, 2010, titled Spending Cuts? From These Guys? Republicans Poised to Make 'Prince of Pork' Appropriations Chair. In it, KBOI-AM Boise reports that:

This week, House Republicans will choose committee chairmen for the incoming Congress -- the leaders who, in large measure, will define the new Republican majority.

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#66 Dec 9, 2010
Uncommon Sense wrote:
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NEITHER! We're LONG past the time to throw ALL THOSE TWO-PARTY @SSHO|ES out of office and go back to the UNPAID, NO-PERK, NO-BENEFITS PART-TIME VOLUNTEER SYSTEM that was intended to run our government.
BAN ALL LOBBYISTS. BAN ALL PACs. GET MONEY OUT OF THE EQUATION of being a PUBLIC SERVANT.
This "we need to pay them well so we get the best and brightest" nonsense is CLEARLY not working.
I agree with all but the best and brightest part. We need them at NASA. and only at NASA
Uncommon Sense

Chandler, AZ

#67 Dec 9, 2010
Ed Teach wrote:
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I agree with all but the best and brightest part. We need them at NASA. and only at NASA
I think it's safe to say that the "space race" is over.

Pretty sure there's nothing on the moon or Jupiter that's going to resolve America's financial crisis. So pumping another $22 Billion every year (and growing) into space shuttles and probes is a colossal waste of money, effort and time right now.

How about we put those best and brightest NASA engineers to work on perfecting the commercially viable 200 mile-per-gallon car, or hydrogen/water fuel cells, or mag-lev public transportation, or a competitor to the safe Japanese super-train, or expanding solar energy capabilities, or any host of other endeavors that Americans would actually and quickly benefit from?

Pretty sure we've got the whole moon rocks, dehydrated ice cream and TANG thing down pat.
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#68 Dec 10, 2010
RonPaul2012 wrote:
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the Supreme Court has no authority to rule against a Constitutional Amendment....the power of Judicial Review is in place only for LAWS that are passed by Congress
if a Constitutional Amendment is made then thats it....
also, id like to see a source on those Justices saying that...
You mean like Habeas corpus is specifically required by the constitution and the Pat Act removes it, yet they don't rule against it.

Another example is the election of 2000 where they threw out out election process and appointed bush. There is no constitutional authority to throw out elections, yet they did it. They have repeatedly demonstrated that they do not use the constitution in any rulings, except for the propaganda effect, so changing the constitution will have no effect. They would ignore the parts they don't like, just like they do now.

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#69 Dec 10, 2010
Don Joe wrote:
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You mean like Habeas corpus is specifically required by the constitution and the Pat Act removes it, yet they don't rule against it.
Another example is the election of 2000 where they threw out out election process and appointed bush. There is no constitutional authority to throw out elections, yet they did it. They have repeatedly demonstrated that they do not use the constitution in any rulings, except for the propaganda effect, so changing the constitution will have no effect. They would ignore the parts they don't like, just like they do now.
alright then looks like youve got it all figured out, next issue...
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#71 Dec 22, 2010
Uncommon Sense wrote:
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I think it's safe to say that the "space race" is over.
Pretty sure there's nothing on the moon or Jupiter that's going to resolve America's financial crisis. So pumping another $22 Billion every year (and growing) into space shuttles and probes is a colossal waste of money, effort and time right now.
How about we put those best and brightest NASA engineers to work on perfecting the commercially viable 200 mile-per-gallon car, or hydrogen/water fuel cells, or mag-lev public transportation, or a competitor to the safe Japanese super-train, or expanding solar energy capabilities, or any host of other endeavors that Americans would actually and quickly benefit from?
Pretty sure we've got the whole moon rocks, dehydrated ice cream and TANG thing down pat.
The funding for those things dried up during the bush administration. There are companies working for all those things, but the investment community won't free up any funds, even with huge profit margins at stake.

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