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A $48 Billion earmark...yes, with a B!!

Discussion in 'Politics and Current Affairs' started by mike114, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. mike114

    mike114 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    seMissourian.com: Column: Mike Jensen: Redistribution on steroids

    Can anyone defend this type spending?? This is outright theft of the American people. Remember the bridge to nowhere in Alaska which got tons of media attention? That "little" pork project was only slated to get about $400 million. Pocket change and obviously a rank amatuer compared to Rep Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri, a democrat.

    Curious to see how much play this gets in the MSM. I'm guessing not much.

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  2. Crude

    Crude Android Expert

    least it's not with a T
  3. OstrichSaK

    OstrichSaK Android Expert

    ...yet. If they keep getting away with this it will be before long. :mad:
  4. mike114

    mike114 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    There are 621,690 people living in Missouri's 5th congressional district. $48 billion would give each person $77,208.90. Nothing like that type of money to "bring about stability and self reliance." Because nothing encourages self reliance like billions of dollars of other people's money.
  5. Crude

    Crude Android Expert

    You and I both know that a reset is what it's going to take to fix this mess...and a reset doesn't happen without a collapse first.;)
  6. AndyLL

    AndyLL Well-Known Member

    You understand don't you that...

    1) The article states up front that it was wrong and the congressman did not request that earmark?

    2) Earmarks are not additional spending... they just state where spending already approved goes.

    If congress approved a budget of 100 Billion for transpotation... without earmarks the president (though the dept of trans) decides where that money is spend.

    Anonymous earmarks are bad... public disclosed earmarks are not so bad.

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