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    Default Are Republicans hypocrits on cutting spending?

    Reid to Obama on earmarks: 'Back off'


    From NBC's Kelly O'Donnell
    Dismissing President Barack Obama's opposition to earmarks as "an applause line," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told NBC News on Wednesday that the president should "back off" and let lawmakers continue to direct spending to their home districts
    Reid, along with other lawmakers who support earmarking

    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news...marks-back-off

    So, the Republicans squak about spending, want to make spending cuts yet earmarks are off the table?????????????????


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    What does this have to do with Republicans?

    Harry Reid and Barack Obama are DEMOCRATS........so???? I didn't see any comments from any Republicans on the video.

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    Does a bear shat in the woods?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRL View Post
    What does this have to do with Republicans?
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    Does a bear shat in the woods?
    It depends...




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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    Does a bear shat in the woods?
    And you draw that conclusion from exactly what part in the written article or the video? Please point out exactly which paragraph or what timing in the video.

    Thanks

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    Republicans Say One Thing In Washington And Something Else At Home:
    Senate Republicans took a lot of heat yesterday for stuffing a bill with millions of their own earmarks, then trying to claim they oppose earmarks. but Republicans’ earmark hypocrisy is even starker when you compare what they are saying in Washington, DC to what they are saying to their constituents back home.
    In D.C., DeMint Decries Earmarks: “Americans want Congress to shut down the earmark favor factory, and next week I believe House and Senate Republicans will unite to stop pork barrel spending…Instead of spending time chasing money for pet projects, lawmakers will be able to focus on balancing the budget, reforming the tax code and repealing the costly health care takeover.” [The Hill, 11/9/10]
    …But In South Carolina, DeMint Defends Earmarks: “U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint said fellow senators are ‘playing politics’ in blocking his colleague's efforts to secure a $400,000 earmark to study deepening Charleston Harbor.” [Herald Online, 9/11/10]

    And Requests Millions In Earmarks For FY2011. [Senator Cornyn FY2011 Appropriations Requests]
    In D.C., Thune Lambasts Earmarks: “The bill is loaded up with pork projects, and it shouldn't get a vote. The bill was crafted behind closed doors, and it hasn't gone through the proper oversight or the proper channels.” [Press Conference, 12/15/10]
    In South Dakota, Thune Defends Pet Projects: “He has backed similar moratoriums in the past but the proposed 2011 spending bills Congress will consider in the coming weeks include almost 30 Thune-requested projects, such as money for highway projects, water systems and safety programs on Indian reservations… ‘If you include [South Dakota] projects like Lewis & Clark, you end up costing taxpayers much more in inflation and lost economic opportunities,’ Larson said Monday. ‘We applaud responsible efforts to rein in earmark spending, but if that effort wrongly includes authorized projects like Lewis & Clark, it's counterproductive.’ Thune agrees. ‘There are ways that you can do this that really legitimize Congress spending money, and one is authorized projects that went through the normal process and passed the House and the Senate,’ he said last week. ‘To me, that's a very different thing than an earmark that gets dropped into an appropriations bill in a conference committee that hasn't passed the House and the Senate.’” [Argus Leader, 11/16/10]
    http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/...mark-hypocrisy

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    1) Your link does not work.

    2) You make a post about Republicans when the article and video is about Democrats.

    3) Now you have posted up an article that is old to justify the original post about Republicans when it was really about Democrats?

    Very illogical....too funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRL View Post
    1) Your link does not work.

    2) You make a post about Republicans when the article and video is about Democrats.

    3) Now you have posted up an article that is old to justify the original post about Republicans when it was really about Democrats?

    Very illogical....too funny.

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    But can you soil your own thread when you are the OP??
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Let him be known as the "Thread SOILER!!"


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    Still sour grapes RK???????????? Got anything new?????????????

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    Roger, do you have to soil every thread???


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