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    Default Another fricking earmark.....

    From John Kerry no less.

    A $20 MILLION budget item stuck in the DEFENSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL to partially fund some kind of Teddy Kennedy memorial school or some other BS.

    Hell, have the fricking Kennedy's write the damn check or your wife, a$$hole.....it's a tax write-off for god's sake.

    I'm offended as hell that taxpayers dollars are going to ANY Kennedy memorial.
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    I would rather fund a memorial for Mary Jo Kopechne than Teddy Boy. He wasted enough of our money while he was alive.
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    A recent defense appropriations bill allocating $639 million for equipment purchase was ballooned to $2.7 billion with 1,100 earmarks. No change yet in Washington.
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    Earmarks and lobbyitsts. Two things that MUST go to preserve our country.
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    Well I'll be DNF, Zeus and I agree on something in a political topic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Amrein View Post
    Well I'll be DNF, Zeus and I agree on something in a political topic.
    I have been in support of both a germane restrictions on amendments to congressional bills. If a bill is a defense procurement bill, riders (earmarks) to the bill must be also for defense procurement. The non germane stuff is where we get into trouble. A lot of garbage wouldn't see the light of day if it was in its own stand alone bill.

    I am also in favor of a presidential line item veto. Congress won't pass that since that would be sure to cut somebody's pork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeus3925 View Post
    I have been in support of both a germane restrictions on amendments to congressional bills. If a bill is a defense procurement bill, riders (earmarks) to the bill must be also for defense procurement. The non germane stuff is where we get into trouble. A lot of garbage wouldn't see the light of day if it was in its own stand alone bill.

    I am also in favor of a presidential line item veto. Congress won't pass that since that would be sure to cut somebody's pork.
    Someone else should be allowed to make the call on line item veto and term limits. Everyone knows 2 things: we need both of them and congress will never approve them.
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    SCOTUS ruled that a presidential line item veto was unconstitutional.
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    I wouldn't want ANY president of any political persuasion to get line-item-veto! WAY too much power in one man's hands. We all know it wouldn't be used just for scratching earmarks.
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