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Is it true that John Boehner has never asked for earmark?

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Asked by myame at 6:16 PM on Nov. 8, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I believe so, yes... ;o)

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:20 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • I do believe that is his motto.

    Answer by parrishsky at 6:21 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • I believe so. /

    Answer by sopranomommy at 8:29 PM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • "Today, we have a moratorium on earmarks. I can tell you that if Republicans win the majority in November, it will not be business as usual here in Congress," Boehner said.

    Host Chris Wallace, clearly unconvinced by the response, asked again.

    "It will not be business as usual here in Washington, D.C.," said Boehner. "It will not be. It will not be business as usual."

    Later in the program, The Weekly Standard's Bill Kristol insisted that Boehner's hands on the earmark debate were largely tied, arguing that the Tea Party caucus wouldn't allow for anything but a full-out ban. But the Ohio Republican's unwillingness to make the commitment on air -- and GOP leadership's inability to put it in "The Pledge" -- suggests that inside the caucus the earmark argument is hardly settled.


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:26 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • Did Boehner vote for the $800 BILLION unfunded medicare bill?


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:27 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • It’s an attack ad that writes itself: The House Republican leader, Rep. John Boehner (Ohio), votes with liberal Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) a majority of the time.

    The statistic seems impossible to believe, given the ferocity with which Boehner denounces Pelosi, the progressive champion of San Francisco elitism and favorite GOP villain.

    Rep. Eric Cantor (Va.), the House Republican whip, and Rep. Pete Sessions (Tex.), head of the GOP’s House campaign committee, are even cozier with Pelosi. They’ve voted with her 57 percent of the time.


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:28 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

  • And Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), the conservative firebrand who has compared the Democratic agenda to socialism? She’s with Pelosi on 58 percent of House votes.

    The data come from a Democratic leadership review of the 565 roll call votes in the House from January through the end of September, when Congress left Washington for the campaign trail. Since the Speaker herself rarely votes, the comparison is made using the recommended vote of the party leadership.


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:28 AM on Nov. 9, 2010

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