Are Earmarks Really Dead?

Are Earmarks Really Dead?

There are 14 comments on the Roll Call story from Nov 26, 2012, titled Are Earmarks Really Dead?. In it, Roll Call reports that:

Toomey authored the most recent earmark ban for Senate Republicans, which they adopted at an organizational meeting earlier this month.

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Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#2 Nov 26, 2012
Hardly. Heck...even the "anti-earmark" TEA Party requested over $1 billion in earmarks under Bachmann's watch.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#3 Nov 27, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
Hardly. Heck...even the "anti-earmark" TEA Party requested over $1 billion in earmarks under Bachmann's watch.
The tea party did not request any ear mark. The members of the tea party caucus did however. Not all, but some did. You would think lying would endear them to you, based on your approval of Obama.
Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#4 Nov 27, 2012
Chris Stevens is dead and the democrats don't care.
Benghazigate follows Obama and the democrats around like a shadow.

The Shadow knows.
Pull My Finger

Medford, NY

#5 Nov 27, 2012
They're not dead. Get hit with one of Obama's ears and I'll bet it'll leave a mark.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#6 Nov 27, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>The tea party did not request any ear mark. The members of the tea party caucus did however. Not all, but some did. You would think lying would endear them to you, based on your approval of Obama.
Bwahahaha...you're funny. Romney didn't lose the election. Mitt did.

Bwhahahahaha. No wonder the right-wing has a credibility issue with arguments like, "The tea party did not request any ear mark. The members of the tea party caucus did however."

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#7 Nov 27, 2012
As long as there is taxpayers' money to buy votes with politicians will continue to use earmarks. Which side is the more abusive of the practice is left to one's own observations......

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#8 Nov 27, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
Chris Stevens is dead and the democrats don't care.
Benghazigate follows Obama and the democrats around like a shadow.
The Shadow knows.
We're still thinking about the 3,000+ Condi Rice said we couldn't have seen coming.

...even though 4/14 Presidential Briefing warn "Bin Laden" will attack "Tall Buildings" using "Planes".

Was that a CIA created talking point, like Susan Rice read?

Nope. lol

Keep trying repubs. You care little about Stevens. You care about Susan Rice.

Like you cared about Eric Holder and Pres. Obama.

You got a thing for Blacks in Pres Obama's Admin.

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#9 Nov 27, 2012
okimar wrote:
As long as there is taxpayers' money to buy votes with politicians will continue to use earmarks. Which side is the more abusive of the practice is left to one's own observations......
Wrong, as long as there are voters who want THEIR rep to vote in their interest, you will have earmarks.

No one needed the bridge to no where in Alaska, but Alaska Senator voted for it because his voters judges him/her on the the projects, funds, etc that rep brings back to his district.

As much as voters hate earmarks for OTHERS, they all want thier "piece of the pie" brought home from D.C. by the rep they send to D.C.

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#10 Nov 27, 2012
When a politician's opponents runs on the fact the current politicians did nothing as far as securing project (neighborhood revitalization funding, etc) for the voters that opponent will win.

No voter will vote for a politician that says he/she refuses to bring sec federal funding for local initiatives, if those funds are made available for such projects.

People hate OTHER people's earmarks, but they love their own.

“Hello Trump”

Since: Jan 07

Goodby Hillary

#11 Nov 27, 2012
OneRyder wrote:
<quoted text>
We're still thinking about the 3,000+ Condi Rice said we couldn't have seen coming.
...even though 4/14 Presidential Briefing warn "Bin Laden" will attack "Tall Buildings" using "Planes".
Was that a CIA created talking point, like Susan Rice read?
Nope. lol
Keep trying repubs. You care little about Stevens. You care about Susan Rice.
Like you cared about Eric Holder and Pres. Obama.
You got a thing for Blacks in Pres Obama's Admin.
No..... We have a thing for ALL worthless Blacks in general. Now,the sensible,conservative ones like Condi Rice or J.C. Watts or Dr. Cornell West or ex-Congressman Allen West we have a great deal of respect for.

While I personally don't think Obama had a hand in any decisions on Benghazi(Senator "PRESENT" comes to mind on his inability to make any) he IS the President and as such needs to take responsibility for the clusterf**k HIS people created and are trying to cover up.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#12 Nov 28, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
<quoted text>
Bwahahaha...you're funny. Romney didn't lose the election. Mitt did.
Bwhahahahaha. No wonder the right-wing has a credibility issue with arguments like, "The tea party did not request any ear mark. The members of the tea party caucus did however."
The tea party is not a organized group, but several and does not have an actual leader as you tried to imply. It's is kind of like you children have been saying for two months, Obama didn't refuse aid to Chris Stevens, he just didn't give the order.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#13 Nov 28, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>The tea party is not a organized group, but several and does not have an actual leader as you tried to imply. It's is kind of like you children have been saying for two months, Obama didn't refuse aid to Chris Stevens, he just didn't give the order.
bwahahahhahaha. too funny! who are you kidding? TEA = right-wing extremist GOP. the same drunken spenders during the Bush administration. but when the bill came, the changed their name.

"The tea party is not a organized group, but several and does not have an actual leader as you tried to imply." bwahahaha LOLs. TOO FUNNNY!

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#14 Nov 28, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
<quoted text>
bwahahahhahaha. too funny! who are you kidding? TEA = right-wing extremist GOP. the same drunken spenders during the Bush administration. but when the bill came, the changed their name.
"The tea party is not a organized group, but several and does not have an actual leader as you tried to imply." bwahahaha LOLs. TOO FUNNNY!
You magnify your ignorance. Please continue.
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#15 Nov 28, 2012
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>You magnify your ignorance. Please continue.
LOL. Again too funny!! coming from the person with this little pearl of wisdom, "The tea party did not request any ear mark. The members of the tea party caucus"

You magnify your ignorance. Please continue.

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