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    Redistribution on steroids
    Wednesday, December 15, 2010


    Rep. Cleaver has proposed a $48 billion earmark
    When absurdity gives way to hilarity, you must be talking about politics.

    In the midst of a colossal global concern for the economic stability of our great nation, Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri's 5th Congressional District representative, has one small earmark on his wish list that deserves some attention.

    Cleaver has listed a new earmark -- one of several -- and he promises to "fight for every one." But this is a whopping $48 billion package that must go down as the grandaddy of all earmarks.

    Proposed by a gentleman named Lamar Mickens, president of the not-for-profit Quality Day Campus, the $48 billion earmark would funnel money into the inner cities to give money to the poor and thereby produce a much larger consumer class to buy the goods and services produced in this country.

    Just call this redistribution on steroids.


    http://www.semissourian.com/story/1687936.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Redistribution on steroids
    Wednesday, December 15, 2010


    Rep. Cleaver has proposed a $48 billion earmark
    When absurdity gives way to hilarity, you must be talking about politics.

    In the midst of a colossal global concern for the economic stability of our great nation, Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri's 5th Congressional District representative, has one small earmark on his wish list that deserves some attention.

    Cleaver has listed a new earmark -- one of several -- and he promises to "fight for every one." But this is a whopping $48 billion package that must go down as the grandaddy of all earmarks.

    Proposed by a gentleman named Lamar Mickens, president of the not-for-profit Quality Day Campus, the $48 billion earmark would funnel money into the inner cities to give money to the poor and thereby produce a much larger consumer class to buy the goods and services produced in this country.

    Just call this redistribution on steroids.


    http://www.semissourian.com/story/1687936.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    "trickle up" economics is sillier than trickle down.
    Actually this is called, "Trickle Up Poverty".
    Nothing more than "Reparations" which is quite popular in the Ghetto and DemoRat party. The Trillions that have been Pizzed off on them just weren't enough to eliminate the Lazyness they still have.
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    Just as I suspected. More idiocy and misinformation from the right.

    From the unofficial blog of the congressional black caucus.


    “Local columnist sparks controversy.” It’s not that the local columnist “sparked controversy.” read this right here. No. It’s much worse than that. This case is a prime example of pratfalls in an age of internet journalism. An age where everyone is a journalist and “journalist/bloggers” check no facts. And the “facts” end up in established journalistic venues.
    Kind of like the Obama trip that cost $200 million/day...


    I’m guessing the The Southeast Missourian just wanted to save Michael Jensen’s feelings and maybe even his job. Jensen asserted in a column on Wednesday that Rep. Emanuel Cleaver proposed an earmark for $48 Billion dollars. He did not. Jansen was probably reading the multiple internet stories charging that the Congressman propose that your tax dollar and mine pay for a $48 Billion earmark. The Congressman did not do so. The project had simply been listed along with 127 others that had been SUBMITTED by constituents to the Congressman’s website. Some blogger picked it off the list and charged Rep. Cleaver was pushing a $48 billion earmark.


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    The Southeast Missourian then claims that the wording on Rep. Cleaver’s site “caused the confusion.” I’m not sure about that one. If someone actually checked a few facts and asked a few basic questions (such as: “Has the Congressman asked for a $48 Billion dollar earmark?) and called Cleaver’s office before writing a story there would be no confusion. It’s called a telephone. A basic tool of journalism and beyond.

    An effort to be “super transparent” that went wrong, the Congressman’s office lists ALL earmarks SUBMITTED to his office. YES ALL OF THEM. Many other members do this as well. They list not only what they have submitted for funded, which is required by House rules, but they also list EVERY REQUEST. In doing so, readers and blog writers assumed Rep. Cleaver had proposed a $48 Billion project that was on the list with 126 others.

    Cleaver told the Miami Herald/McLatchy: “Some ideas are absolutely crazy,” he said. “But we don’t say to them, ‘You’re stupid and this is a crazy idea.’ So we put all of these requests up. People don’t like to be dismissed.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    Just as I suspected. More idiocy and misinformation from the right.

    From the unofficial blog of the congressional black caucus.




    Kind of like the Obama trip that cost $200 million/day...

    No agenda there......

    Yeah, funny how things can get all changed around when you get CAUGHT!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Redistribution on steroids
    Wednesday, December 15, 2010


    Rep. Cleaver has proposed a $48 billion earmark
    When absurdity gives way to hilarity, you must be talking about politics.

    In the midst of a colossal global concern for the economic stability of our great nation, Emanuel Cleaver, Missouri's 5th Congressional District representative, has one small earmark on his wish list that deserves some attention.

    Cleaver has listed a new earmark -- one of several -- and he promises to "fight for every one." But this is a whopping $48 billion package that must go down as the grandaddy of all earmarks.

    Proposed by a gentleman named Lamar Mickens, president of the not-for-profit Quality Day Campus, the $48 billion earmark would funnel money into the inner cities to give money to the poor and thereby produce a much larger consumer class to buy the goods and services produced in this country.

    Just call this redistribution on steroids.


    http://www.semissourian.com/story/1687936.html
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    You righties will jump on any rumor just because it comes out of a right wing wacko source. Just like the trip to India was costing tax payers 4200 million a day.


    But after a state newspaper columnist described the earmark as something Mr. Cleaver had “proposed,” a Cleaver spokeswoman said today that he hadn’t done so. “We did not propose it, we do not promote it, and we did not submit it to the House Appropriations Committee,” said Mary Petrovic.
    All this is not to say that Congress doesn’t have an addiction to earmarks. The omnibus proposal currently up for consideration includes thousands of earmarks worth billions of dollars of taxpayer money. But rest assured, the reported $48 billion earmark from Cleaver’s office is not one of them.


    And Republicans do not ask for earmarks for their state???????
    Senator Cochran’s earmark savvy benefits Mississippi biodefense center

    Published 16 December 2009
    Republican Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi is famous for his support of federal earmarks and regularly ranks near the top among senators for the number and size of his annual earmark haul; on Sunday the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus federal spending bill for the 2010 fiscal year, and Cochran managed to insert $150 million worth of earmarks for Mississippi; among the beneficiaries is Jackson State University's National Center for Biodefense Communications, which conducts research and compiles data on bioterrorism threats to agriculture, and which is slated to receive $750,000 through the bill
    Mississippi’s earmarks include $14.3 million for a new National Guard center in Monticello, $16.3 million for a Joint Forces Training Center at Camp Shelby, and $9.8 million for a maintenance facility at the Columbus Air Force Base.
    http://homelandsecuritynewswire.com/...defense-center
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    And Republicans do not ask for earmarks for their state???????
    Senator Cochran’s earmark savvy benefits Mississippi biodefense center

    Published 16 December 2009
    Republican Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi is famous for his support of federal earmarks and regularly ranks near the top among senators for the number and size of his annual earmark haul; on Sunday the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus federal spending bill for the 2010 fiscal year, and Cochran managed to insert $150 million worth of earmarks for Mississippi; among the beneficiaries is Jackson State University's National Center for Biodefense Communications, which conducts research and compiles data on bioterrorism threats to agriculture, and which is slated to receive $750,000 through the bill
    Mississippi’s earmarks include $14.3 million for a new National Guard center in Monticello, $16.3 million for a Joint Forces Training Center at Camp Shelby, and $9.8 million for a maintenance facility at the Columbus Air Force Base.
    http://homelandsecuritynewswire.com/...defense-center
    Yeah, Rog, I guess since the Republicans do it....it's OK.


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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    No agenda there......

    Yeah, funny how things can get all changed around when you get CAUGHT!!!

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    Get caught doing what?


    No doubt that you did not read a single sentence of what was posted.

    Big surprise...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz View Post
    Get caught doing what?


    No doubt that you did not read a single sentence of what was posted.

    Big surprise...
    You know all, don't you.
    You think the Unofficial Black Caucus is going to admit what this guy did when he is getting spanked for it??

    Of course you do....no surprise!!

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