Ohio will miss 'pork' funds from Cong...

Ohio will miss 'pork' funds from Congress | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 75 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 3, 2011, titled Ohio will miss 'pork' funds from Congress | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

In the ongoing fight over federal spending, nothing has taken more heat - or faces a greater long-term prospect of extinction - than the earmark.

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mowerman

Chillicothe, OH

#42 Jul 3, 2011
Thinker wrote:
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The problem is it all adds up. Build a museum, a grant to a hospital, everyone has a cause.
If we want to fix our country's financials, everything needs cut. We don't have the money!
seems to always be money for war
the truth

Doniphan, MO

#43 Jul 3, 2011
mowerman wrote:
how is cutting the budget going to put more people back to work?
When you want to eat instead of live in your mamas basement you might get a job and find out what it is like to live in the real world. Big Obama and unions and dems do not make jobs it is the private business with less hand out for losers
Been there Done That

Norwich, OH

#44 Jul 3, 2011
Clearing theCloud of Dust wrote:
How about cutting the military budget by 50% since it accounts for about 50% of all discretionary spending (and a large dose of interest on the debt).
Of course, that ignores the fact that the military is one of the few things that the federal government is constitutionally mandated to fund and oversee. Most of the things other than the military, the foreign service, the post office, and the federal infrastructure isn't found in the Constitution as an area of responsibility of the feds. And since the Constitution says that anything not specifically listed in the Constitution as being a responsibility of the federal government is a responsibility of the states, then dumping the rest of the spending would be a better choice than cutting the spending for something they're actually supposed to be doing.
Blinded-by-the-R ight

Columbus, OH

#45 Jul 3, 2011
mowerman wrote:
how is cutting the budget going to put more people back to work?
1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
Know the Difference

Powell, OH

#46 Jul 3, 2011
Seems like many commentators here don't know the difference between "earmarks" and "pork spending". But then again, neither did the author of the article.

Kosmik

Since: Sep 10

Columbus, OH

#47 Jul 3, 2011
Been there Done That wrote:
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Of course, that ignores the fact that the military is one of the few things that the federal government is constitutionally mandated to fund and oversee. Most of the things other than the military, the foreign service, the post office, and the federal infrastructure isn't found in the Constitution as an area of responsibility of the feds. And since the Constitution says that anything not specifically listed in the Constitution as being a responsibility of the federal government is a responsibility of the states, then dumping the rest of the spending would be a better choice than cutting the spending for something they're actually supposed to be doing.
I love the tea party 'constitution' types who really don't know what the constitution actually says.

Maybe you should actually read: Section 8 - Powers of Congress before you attempt to tell us what is and isn't constitutional.
frip

Reynoldsburg, OH

#48 Jul 3, 2011
carmichael wrote:
Everyone wants pork cut - except their own.
Yes indeed.

Kasich and other GOP turn down pork (you know, we have such a great economy in Ohio) and the other Govs cheered and got it. Great jobs program Kasich.
MFD

United States

#49 Jul 3, 2011
Keep your tainted cash...we don't need it.
Black Lion DID-This

United States

#50 Jul 3, 2011
Blinded-by-the-R ight wrote:
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1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.
I did not Post this Garbage! The real BBTR!

You think you are cute, Mr Coward!
suggestion

United States

#51 Jul 3, 2011
Black Lion DID-This wrote:
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I did not Post this Garbage! The real BBTR!
You think you are cute, Mr Coward!
Take it outside, you two.
Post Script

United States

#52 Jul 3, 2011
Black Lion DID-This wrote:
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I did not Post this Garbage! The real BBTR!
You think you are cute, Mr Coward!
He increased your assumed IQ by at least 130 pts.
Ben

Zanesville, OH

#53 Jul 3, 2011
Until the welfare system is ablolished our country will have little chance.
Columbus Christian

Cincinnati, OH

#54 Jul 3, 2011
Ben wrote:
Until the welfare system is ablolished our country will have little chance.
And what about the people who legitimately cannot fend for themselves? The honestly down-and-out the programs were designed for? Just say, "Oh, well? Sorry for your luck"? Our politicians are eradicating all of the other programs which were made to aid or assist people not just in the moment but to teach them a new way of life. With no programs left to teach, how is that to occur?

Your suggestion of just cutting them off with no possible resource or chance to survive is not only cruel, based on a dog-eat-dog mentality, it's downright unGodly.
bumper sticker

United States

#55 Jul 3, 2011
It's a safety net, not a hammock.
ICU

United States

#56 Jul 3, 2011
Columbus Christian wrote:
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And what about the people who legitimately cannot fend for themselves? The honestly down-and-out the programs were designed for? Just say, "Oh, well? Sorry for your luck"? Our politicians are eradicating all of the other programs which were made to aid or assist people not just in the moment but to teach them a new way of life. With no programs left to teach, how is that to occur?
Your suggestion of just cutting them off with no possible resource or chance to survive is not only cruel, based on a dog-eat-dog mentality, it's downright unGodly.
There is nothing godly about that Ohio welfare trash

Kosmik

Since: Sep 10

Columbus, OH

#57 Jul 3, 2011
Ben wrote:
Until the welfare system is ablolished our country will have little chance.
I would agree except you forgot the word 'corporate' in front of welfare.
Gert Melnik

United States

#58 Jul 3, 2011
Ranking in total contributions is meaningless. What matters is how much we receive per tax dollar paid to the feds, or at least the amount per capita. Ohio is nowhere near the top in per capita pork.
Grumpy

United States

#59 Jul 3, 2011
Collilns44 wrote:
The Federal dole is bankrupt. The dole is dead. Expect more demonstrations and riots like Greece as the 45% that pay no taxes demand their government cheese, despite the defecits.
Get real. You buy a product and you pay taxes. You work you pay social security taxes. You buy smokes you pay excise taxes. You say 45% pay no taxes - you are nuts.
Grumpy

United States

#60 Jul 3, 2011
Ben wrote:
Until the welfare system is ablolished our country will have little chance.
Some people actually get off welfare and pay in way more than they used. Our country is great because it helps citizens. Saying we have "little chance" is sad and untrue.
ICU

United States

#61 Jul 3, 2011
Grumpy wrote:
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Get real. You buy a product and you pay taxes. You work you pay social security taxes. You buy smokes you pay excise taxes. You say 45% pay no taxes - you are nuts.
Those taxes are far and away compensated by the earned income credits. Furthur the walfare trash pay no taxes. They just rechannel government money back into the same till.
Now back to the welfare line for you

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