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Are you surprised?

Republicans rank in the top 5 for those to benefit from earmarks found in the Omnibus bill.
Does that surprise you?

http://www.usnews.com/blogs/john-farrell/2009/3/5/republican-hypocrisy-on-earmarks-ask-senators-cochran-wicker-and-vitter.html

 
heatherama

Asked by heatherama at 1:37 PM on Mar. 6, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (37)
  • Nope, not at all. Republican hypocrisy at it's finest.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 1:42 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • All I'm surprised about is that it took you all of about 12 seconds to start flinging crap at Republicans! Give it a rest already! It got old,like 6 months ago!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:42 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • No, I'm not surprised. I doubt you'll find anyone on here that is. Congress has one of the lowest approval ratings in history. I think we should fire them all.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:43 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • Both parties. Starting with Pelosi.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:43 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • We agree on something, lovinangels!

    And anon... your comment is too funny! I wonder, would you have the same opinion were this bill free of Republican earmarks? I doubt it.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 1:45 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • Well, I'm so glad I could amuse you. After all, it's all about you!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:46 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • Not at all. Our former senator Stevens was the earmark king, he even did get some so called"pork spending "awards.
    Tristana

    Answer by Tristana at 1:47 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • Pubs have no power - they can ask for earmarks, but they have absolutely no say in whether they stay or not. The ONLY way pub earmarks get to go in the signed version of the bill is if the Dem majority allow them to stay, and the only way they are approved is if the Dem president signs them. Your kid can give you a list for Christmas 2 pages long, but if your kid gets all those presents, it's YOUR fault, no the kid's.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:47 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • Oh anon. Just keep the laughs coming.
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 1:50 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

  • Not surprised at all. Congress as a whole should be ashamed.
    Momtocccd

    Answer by Momtocccd at 1:57 PM on Mar. 6, 2009

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