Bill Shuster's earmarks bring back th...

Bill Shuster's earmarks bring back the bucks to the Franklin Co...

There are 12 comments on the Public Opinion story from Mar 21, 2009, titled Bill Shuster's earmarks bring back the bucks to the Franklin Co.... In it, Public Opinion reports that:

U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster told firefighters that he is proud to bring home the bacon.

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Porkulus

York Springs, PA

#1 Mar 22, 2009
Shuster likes to have it both ways. Bring home the pork while ranting against spending. Get that publicity on both sides of the issue. It's hypocrisy at its federal best.

It's the same at the state level. Perfect example: Scotland School. Local politicians are always on the the conservative side when it comes to spending, UNLESS it involves their own constituents.

“vestri solemnitas ”

Since: Feb 08

WaynesWorld

#2 Mar 22, 2009
Bob Ziobrowski is a bridge to nowhere.
HUNTER

Gettysburg, PA

#3 Mar 22, 2009
"It's foolish to talk about 2 percent of the budget when 98 percent is out of control," Shuster said.

Everyone please remember this "quote". It will come back to bite him.
Jack

Newville, PA

#4 Mar 22, 2009
Let me guess, it is only wasteful pork when going to someone else's district.
Tax payer

Inkster, MI

#5 Mar 22, 2009
I guess the huge 911 fee (tax) that we pay will now be rescinded??
Pork is pork.......all representatives have the same mentality....everyone else is doing it so I have to also. It would be refreshing to see some of these folks do the right thing. Then they can really talk about spending reform without looking like Hippocrates.
bogie

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Mar 22, 2009
To PORK or not to PORK? Emergeny Services will be happy to receive the radio's. It will let them do their jobs even better. PORK is probably the only way they will get them .If all PORK were for things to better the community,I say go for it. THEN THERE WAS STVENS ROAD TO NOWHERE>
Jack

Newville, PA

#7 Mar 22, 2009
bogie wrote:
To PORK or not to PORK? Emergeny Services will be happy to receive the radio's. It will let them do their jobs even better. PORK is probably the only way they will get them .If all PORK were for things to better the community,I say go for it. THEN THERE WAS STVENS ROAD TO NOWHERE>
Every piece of wasteful legislation can be justified by someone.
anon coward

Wilmington, DE

#8 Mar 22, 2009
it's silly to talk about reducing 2% of the budget, but let's reduce 1% of the fed gov't workforce, much less than 2% of the budget, at a time when unemployment is ballooning.
Finius T Rainbow

Gettysburg, PA

#9 Mar 22, 2009
Hey Wild Bill: What about your constitutional responsibility to the 1oth Amendment? Where is pork authorized?

Another example of draining us and then giving it back under their control with the photo op' cardboard check ensuring another term.

BTW, will this render my ems monitor useless?
Grumpy

South Plainfield, NJ

#10 Mar 22, 2009
Jack wrote:
Let me guess, it is only wasteful pork when going to someone else's district.
That's what Pelosi, Reid and Shumer think as well. The real answer is to throw every single one of the maggots in Washington out of office and start over.
A Neutral Observer

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Mar 22, 2009
Bill Shuster seems to be proud of his 'earmark'! I would like to know if there were other 'earmarks' that did not make headlines. I also remember an article last fall about all of companies who donate funds to Mr. Shuster. Looks like he likes to take the money any way he can! Will he help PA hold the line on rate hikes for electricity? Why hasn't he sponsored legislation to stop foreclosures in PA?
Instead hewould rather brag about getting his 'pork'!
It's embarassing to me to have a representative of our County be so shameless. What ever happened to ethics and statesmanship? I wonder if 'pay to play' is also in Bill Shuster's vocabulary?
I remember how Bill got into office - by the back door with his father's help. It's definately time to find a better representative for this Congressional seat!
GNU Horse

Chambersburg, PA

#12 Mar 23, 2009
HUNTER wrote:
"It's foolish to talk about 2 percent of the budget when 98 percent is out of control," Shuster said.
Everyone please remember this "quote". It will come back to bite him.
Lets look at the math...

If:

50 States = 100%

then:

1 state = 2%

...we're worried...and all Shuster can do is blame the other guy...

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