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TXduckdog
09-22-2009, 11:55 AM
This kind of crap makes me want to strangle someone.



"Republicans had their Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska, and now Democrats seem intent on wrapping themselves firmly around Congressman Jack Murtha's Airport for No One in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. So much for changing the culture of spending in Washington.

Last week 53 Senators—including 51 Democrats—voted down an amendment by Republican Jim DeMint of South Carolina to stop spending federal funds on the airport that Mr. Murtha built with more than $150 million in federal subsidies and earmarks over the last two decades. (The Republicans voting against Mr. DeMint were Kit Bond and George Voinovich, neither of whom is running for re-election.) The airport has three daily commercial flights, and those are to Washington, D.C. The federal subsidies average $100 for each of the fewer than 30 passengers who use the airport each day, which means it would be cheaper for taxpayers to buy a train ticket for Mr. Murtha and other Washington D.C.-bound travelers than to keep the airport open.

Pennsylvania's two Senators, Democrats Arlen Specter and Robert P. Casey, Jr., denounced the DeMint amendment because it singled out one airport. Of course, so do Mr. Murtha's earmarks. The Senators also argued that airport funding decisions should be left to the Federal Aviation Administration. But everyone knows that Mr. Murtha's clout at the House Appropriations Committee trumps the FAA. Earlier this year the airport received $800,000 in federal stimulus money, which has been spent in part to pave a second runway, even though the first one is barely in use. Mr. Murtha also secured $8.5 million for a new radar system that's never been used.

Mr. DeMint pleaded with his colleagues that "if we can't cut funding for this project, we can't cut anything in Washington" and that the Senate will have declared "there's no such thing as waste, there's no such thing as fraud and corruption." He lost, but voters keeping score can add it to their mental tally of why we have a $1.6 trillion deficit."

Gerry Clinchy
09-22-2009, 03:46 PM
I think John Murtha is the fellow who is also under investigation (indicted?) for corruption charges.

If they wanted to subsidize an airport, Lehigh Valley could use the money :-) This is a great smaller airport that has had trouble keeping smaller carriers. And it's location makes it a more viable population center than Johnstown. You can fly almost anywhere from there, but it usually costs more than from Newark or Philadelphia. By car, or limo, Newark is an hour away; Phila about 1-1/2 hrs.

Bob Gutermuth
09-22-2009, 03:47 PM
I hope the voters retire Murtha in 2010 and many more like him.

BonMallari
09-22-2009, 04:15 PM
I think Murtha was exposed to Agent orange when he was in the Marines...he has got to be one of the more corrupt politicians in the country...he has 534 other members in that group...TERM LIMITS.make sense...

YardleyLabs
09-22-2009, 07:16 PM
Unfortunately, the final budget bills that passed following inauguration (based on budget submissions last fall) included massive earmarks of which the majority went to Republican districts based on the balance of power when the bills were introduced. When Republicans introduce a bill that eliminates equal amounts of earmark funding from both Republican and Democrat districts, they will have some credibility. Until then it's just gamesmanship for the talk shows and blogs.

Gerry Clinchy
09-22-2009, 08:15 PM
Unfortunately, the final budget bills that passed following inauguration (based on budget submissions last fall) included massive earmarks of which the majority went to Republican districts based on the balance of power when the bills were introduced. When Republicans introduce a bill that eliminates equal amounts of earmark funding from both Republican and Democrat districts, they will have some credibility. Until then it's just gamesmanship for the talk shows and blogs.

If I remember correctly the stimulus bill, after inauguration, also had its fair share of pork ... and there had been a promise to use the line item veto on that. No matter whose pork it is, it smells just as bad!

YardleyLabs
09-22-2009, 08:29 PM
If I remember correctly the stimulus bill, after inauguration, also had its fair share of pork ... and there had been a promise to use the line item veto on that. No matter whose pork it is, it smells just as bad!There is no line item veto at the Federal level.

dnf777
09-22-2009, 08:35 PM
There is no line item veto at the Federal level.

God help us ALL if ANY president gets Line-item-veto. That would be a power-grab like none we've ever seen.....and that the founding fathers never wanted us to see.

Gerry Clinchy
09-22-2009, 08:41 PM
There is no line item veto at the Federal level.

I stand corrected on the term ... but did not O say that he would not approve pork? And the pork was a big objection to many items in that stimulus bill, as I recall.

dnf777
09-22-2009, 08:53 PM
I stand corrected on the term ... but did not O say that he would not approve pork? And the pork was a big objection to many items in that stimulus bill, as I recall.

Hey, where's UB?? I call H1N1 the "swine flu" and get called out for it! Now you're calling wasteful, liberal gov't spending "pork" and there's silence. Now I see the media slant! :D:D

Gerry Clinchy
09-22-2009, 09:07 PM
Hey, where's UB?? I call H1N1 the "swine flu" and get called out for it! Now you're calling wasteful, liberal gov't spending "pork" and there's silence. Now I see the media slant! :D:D

:cool: I think he got you there, UB. And probably this kind of "pork" is as deadly as the H1N1 flu ... over the long haul.

YardleyLabs
09-22-2009, 09:19 PM
I stand corrected on the term ... but did not O say that he would not approve pork? And the pork was a big objection to many items in that stimulus bill, as I recall.
He actually noted at the time that the bill was passed that he would sign it since it was left over from the prior administration budget and was needed to fund ongoing operations. It remains to be seen whether he will force reductions in earmarks for his own budget bills (the first of which will be submitted in January). The unfortunate reality is that congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle favor the use of earmarks.

road kill
09-23-2009, 07:44 AM
He actually noted at the time that the bill was passed that he would sign it since it was left over from the prior administration budget and was needed to fund ongoing operations. It remains to be seen whether he will force reductions in earmarks for his own budget bills (the first of which will be submitted in January). The unfortunate reality is that congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle favor the use of earmarks.


I see........it's Bush's fault!!:rolleyes:

K G
09-23-2009, 12:27 PM
Unfortunately, the final budget bills that passed following inauguration (based on budget submissions last fall) included massive earmarks of which the majority went to Republican districts based on the balance of power when the bills were introduced. When Republicans introduce a bill that eliminates equal amounts of earmark funding from both Republican and Democrat districts, they will have some credibility. Until then it's just gamesmanship for the talk shows and blogs.

So it's okay that the Dem leadership keeps whizzin' money away????:confused:

It's not wonder we're in the shape we're in with this tit-for-tat mentality....:rolleyes: So much for CHANGE WE CAN LIVE WITH...

Folks, here's the bottom line: those of you who voted for BHO last year were sold a bill of goods. Period. Beginning in November of next year, you can show BHO how happy you are with this bill of goods, and in 2012, you can send him back home and get some fiscal responsibility back into the White House.

kg

road kill
09-23-2009, 12:38 PM
So it's okay that the Dem leadership keeps whizzin' money away????:confused:

It's not wonder we're in the shape we're in with this tit-for-tat mentality....:rolleyes: So much for CHANGE WE CAN LIVE WITH...

Folks, here's the bottom line: those of you who voted for BHO last year were sold a bill of goods. Period. Beginning in November of next year, you can show BHO how happy you are with this bill of goods, and in 2012, you can send him back home and get some fiscal responsibility back into the White House.

kg


Proof:



Obama spent over 20 years in the Reverend Wright’s church. When the good Reverend’s racist, anti-American radical leftist views were exposed- Obama distanced himself from Wright.
Obama: “The person I saw yesterday was not the person that I met 20 years ago,"
"I have said before and I will repeat again that some of the comments Rev Wright offend me and I understand why they have offended the American people.”
"He does not speak for me. He does not speak for the campaign. And, so, he may make statements in the future that don't reflect my values or my concerns."
OBAMA WOULD SAY ANYTHING TO GET FOOLS LIKE YOU TO LISTEN

Bill Ayers launched Obama’s political career and is a personal friend of his. Bill and Bernadine Ayers hosted a fundraiser for Obama during his first run for the state Senate. Every rung on the political ladder Obama climbed, Ayers or his father Tom were there to help him along and work the Chicago machine When it was exposed the Bill Ayers is a communist, domestic terrorist, anti-American radical leftist- Obama distanced himself from Ayers.
David Axelrod (Obama’s top political advisor): “didn’t know the history” of unrepentant bomber William Ayers’ activities in the violent Weather Underground movement when the candidate attended a political event at Ayers’ home in 1995.
“When he went he certainly didn’t know the history,” chief Obama strategist David Axelrod told CNN – arguing for the first time since the story surfaced early this year that Obama was unaware of Ayers’ past. OBAMA (in this cse his right hand man) WOULD SAY ANYTHING TO GET FOOLS LIKE YOU TO LISTEN

Obama’s association with ACORN goes back 20 years. In 1991 he took time off from his law firm to run a voter-registration drive for Project Vote, an Acorn partner that was soon fully absorbed under the Acorn umbrella. In 1995, he became Acorn's attorney, participating in a landmark case to force the state of Illinois to implement the federal Motor Voter Law. That law's loose voter registration requirements would later be exploited by Acorn employees in an effort to flood voter rolls with fake names. Obama’s stimulus package provided ACORN $5.2 billion dollars.
When ACORN was recently exposed for the corrupt organization that it is- Obama distanced himself from ACORN.
Obama: “You know, if — frankly, it’s not really something I’ve followed closely. I didn’t even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money.” “George, this is not the biggest issue facing the country. It’s not something I’m paying a lot of attention to.”
OBAMA WOULD SAY ANYTHING TO GET FOOLS LIKE YOU TO LISTEN

Obama was for single payer healthcare before he was against it. Obama changed his tune after thousands showed up at town hall meetings protesting the single payer healthcare.
Obama in 03’: “I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.”
Obama 8/09: “I Have Not Said That I Was a Single-Payer Supporter”……”I believe it would be too disruptive”
OBAMA WOULD SAY ANYTHING TO GET FOOLS LIKE YOU TO LISTEN


....and he did!:(

road kill
09-23-2009, 06:30 PM
There is always more, this is the MORE:

Obama to the UN 9/23/09 "I took office at a time when many around the world had come to view America with skepticism and distrust. Part of this was due to misperceptions and misinformation about my country. Part of this was due to opposition to specific policies, and a belief that on certain critical issues, America has acted unilaterally, without regard for the interests of others. And this has fed an almost reflexive anti-Americanism, which too often has served as an excuse for collective inaction."

Less than a week ago Obama dropped the missile shield for the Czech Republic and Poland.

OBAMA WOULD SAY ANYTHING TO GET FOOLS LIKE YOU TO LISTEN


I am stunned you lefty's are not telling us what "the Obama" really meant, and which of these statements are the lie.
Because they both cannot coexist, they are opposites.


Splain??:D

Mike W.
09-23-2009, 06:52 PM
Dude! We lost!

And now they are rubbing our noses in it just like Sherman did in Georgia during the Civil War, and just like the Allies did to Germany after WWI.

It's not cool, but payback is a bitch.

road kill
09-23-2009, 06:56 PM
Dude! We lost!

And now they are rubbing our noses in it just like Sherman did in Georgia during the Cival War, and just like the Allies did to Germany after WWI.

It's not cool, but payback is a bitch.

Was Sherman a pathological liar?

Just askin?????

stan b

Mike W.
09-23-2009, 07:09 PM
Does it really matter what somebody says while they are $%^*ing you?

lol

road kill
09-23-2009, 07:13 PM
Does it really matter what somebody says while they are $%^*ing you?

lol

UHHHHHH.....guess not when you put it like that.

TXduckdog
09-23-2009, 07:40 PM
But Yardley.....both sides are equally guilty but Obama specifically campaigned on change....where the hell is it?

dnf777
09-23-2009, 09:00 PM
Was Sherman a pathological liar?

Just askin?????

stan b

He did spend a little time in the looney bin. Funny how some behaviors get you locked up in peace time, and make you a hero in war time!

M&K's Retrievers
09-24-2009, 12:06 AM
But Yardley.....both sides are equally guilty but Obama specifically campaigned on change....where the hell is it?

Yardley must be busy :D

YardleyLabs
09-24-2009, 07:17 AM
But Yardley.....both sides are equally guilty but Obama specifically campaigned on change....where the hell is it?
There has been plenty of change. You just don't like it.:)

Steve Hester
09-24-2009, 08:26 AM
There has been plenty of change. You just don't like it.:)

You are correct. I don't like Socialism. Never have, never will.:rolleyes:

TXduckdog
09-24-2009, 11:33 AM
Touche! Steve-O.

Actually...there has been no change in the political process...it's NOT transparent, it's NOT Bipartisan, it's NOT more responsible....let's see...what have I left out?

Bayou Magic
09-24-2009, 12:14 PM
Actually...there has been no change in the political process...it's NOT transparent, it's NOT Bipartisan, it's NOT more responsible....let's see...what have I left out?[/QUOTE]

NOT committed to securing our borders...
NOT committed to putting this country on sound financial ground...in fact this administration is full speed ahead to bankrupt this country. Ask the old USSR how that worked out for them.
NOT committed to addressing the root causes of the recent financial meltdown...(let’s throw money at the big boys; can’t allow them to fail and file for bankruptcy…wait, that didn’t exactly work as advertised, but who’s concerned about the details?)
NOT committed to addressing the root causes of rising health care costs…
NOT committed to actually knowing what is in a bill before it is rammed America’s throat…(let’s shut off debate to limit the amendments!)…

But let’s give credit where credit is due. It’s not fair to say there is no change. The current administration is succeeding in destroying the CIA and destroying what credibility we did have with our allies. That’s change we can believe in!

fp

Gerry Clinchy
09-24-2009, 06:35 PM
There has been plenty of change. You just don't like it.:)

I seem to remember ... "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig."

More recently, "No, it's not a 'tax'".

TXduckdog
09-24-2009, 08:01 PM
FP....way to go!!!

K G
09-25-2009, 12:22 PM
There has been plenty of change. You just don't like it.:)

What is there to like? I'm all eyes on this one....please...pontificate...I mean, other than what Frank posted...;-)

kg