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Didn't Obama urge Congress to show spending restraint? So why did Democrats?

Vote to authorize spending as much as $50 million to create a national historic site in the U.S. Virgin Islands on beachfront land the National Park Service isn't yet sure it wants.

http://washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jan/28/virgin-islands-park-bill-advances/

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:03 AM on Feb. 9, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Did you miss the word "before"?


    "Hours before President Obama urged members of Congress to show spending restraint Wednesday, the House voted to authorize spending as much as $50 million to create a national historic site in the U.S. Virgin Islands on beachfront land the National Park Service isn't yet sure it wants"


    And who said only Dems voted to authorize that spending?

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 11:27 AM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • And who said only Dems voted to authorize that spending?


    The Article:


    Republicans had blocked the bill last week, saying it was a bad use of money for a government bleeding cash, but Democrats pushed it through this week, saying they didn't want to lose the chance to acquire the land.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:29 AM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • From the article:


    "Democrats last week voted down a bill with the exact same language that was sponsored by a Republican"


    Sounds like they are all playing politics, voting according to what party sponsored the bill. Republicans still authorized the same spending, just voted it down in a dem bill, when the republican bill didnt pass.

    SRiveroC

    Answer by SRiveroC at 11:30 AM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Do as I say, not as I do.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:33 AM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Last I checked, the members of congress were grown adults, most of them with degrees. They shouldn't need to be told to show restraint, it should be basic common sense.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:29 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Ditto, NP.
    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 1:12 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

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