I do, I have my own ideas on earmarks and I know there are differences within the Republican ranks but I think they will work it out with a possible short term ban and a compromise on how earmarks should be worked. I'm thinking they won't be willing to compromise on this one. What do you think?
Answer by yourspecialkid at 8:18 PM on Nov. 9, 2010
Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:17 PM on Nov. 9, 2010
Let's face it. Everyone (citizens and politicians alike) likes to banterabout spending cuts and ending ear marks and pork; a righteous cause. However, the song and dance changes when those cuts apply to them, or the state or group they represent. Lots of folks willing to trim everyone else's budget and paycheck, but not many are willing to step up and offer their own. Self indulgent. We want the best schools, up-to-date services and top notch medical care and military defense, but few are willing to pay the money that these things cost. Fantasy Land thinking, either that or a whole load of people dance with Mary Jane every.single.day.of.their.life.
Answer by Sisteract at 7:08 PM on Nov. 9, 2010
Rand Paul now says he will FIGHT for some for his state...
umm, dude,.,,you said NONE before...o nevermind
Earmarks cost money, someone may want to tell that to Mitch McConnell......
I'm sure the compromise will be they all do as they did before...
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 6:55 PM on Nov. 9, 2010
Answer by stacymomof2 at 9:16 PM on Nov. 9, 2010
I won't hold my breath for any significant changes.
Answer by Friday at 10:37 PM on Nov. 9, 2010
Answer by UpSheRises at 7:19 PM on Nov. 9, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 7:22 PM on Nov. 9, 2010
Answer by Jambo4 at 6:55 PM on Nov. 9, 2010
In a bigger shift from his campaign pledge to end earmarks, he tells me that they are a bad "symbol" of easy spending but that he will fight for Kentucky's share of earmarks and federal pork, as long as it's doled out transparently at the committee level and not parachuted in in the dead of night. "I will advocate for Kentucky's interests," he says.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 6:57 PM on Nov. 9, 2010
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