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3 Republicans Break Promise Against FY2011 Earmarks
Townhall ^ | March 29, 2010 | Meredith Jessup

Posted on 03/29/2010 3:05:12 PM PDT by ejdrapes

Monday, March 29, 2010

3 Republicans Break Promise Against FY2011 Earmarks
Posted by: Meredith Jessup at 3:01 PM
Three House Republicans have ignored their caucus' ban on requesting earmarks this year.  Rep. Joseph Cao, R-La., has requested projects totaling more than $500 million for his district. 

In addition, Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, have also requested millions of dollars worth of earmarks despite the party's moratorium. 


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; brokenpromises; earmarks; gop; impeachobama; repealnow; repealobamacare; ronpaul; shrimpboats
Didn't know Ron Paul was into earmarks. Link in ths blog post doesn't go anywhere. Anyone know what his earmark requests are for?
1 posted on 03/29/2010 3:05:12 PM PDT by ejdrapes
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To: ejdrapes

Don Young is the earmark king. No one should have believed his initial pledge to vote against them. The guy’s a loser.


2 posted on 03/29/2010 3:07:18 PM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: ejdrapes

Term limit these guys!


3 posted on 03/29/2010 3:08:41 PM PDT by sono (Stupak is as Stupak does.)
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To: ejdrapes

BTTT


4 posted on 03/29/2010 3:10:33 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: ejdrapes
Rep. Joseph Cao, R-La., has requested projects totaling more than $500 million for his district.

Cao needs another invitation to go drink beer and watch football with 0bozo I would imagine. This guy is has about as much morals as a female alley cat.

5 posted on 03/29/2010 3:10:48 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: ejdrapes

What, did they think nobody would notice? Morons.


6 posted on 03/29/2010 3:11:33 PM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if people follow. Otherwise, you just wandered off.)
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To: ejdrapes

send them packing.


7 posted on 03/29/2010 3:12:13 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: ejdrapes

But its OK because President Obambi said he would not sign any legislation containing earmarks.


8 posted on 03/29/2010 3:12:16 PM PDT by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: ejdrapes

Tough to verify that claim. Link for Paul goes nowhere. Other link goes to PDF file but neither Texas or TX appear.


9 posted on 03/29/2010 3:13:34 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: ejdrapes

Gold?


10 posted on 03/29/2010 3:14:29 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi
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To: ejdrapes
Didn't know Ron Paul was into earmarks. Link in ths blog post doesn't go anywhere. Anyone know what his earmark requests are for?

I do not know what they are yet, but the KING of earmarks, (that he is against), is sure to have plenty. He is not the king for no reason.
11 posted on 03/29/2010 3:14:59 PM PDT by John D
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To: ejdrapes

Can’t be the Great Ron Paul. Must have been a typo in the article...


12 posted on 03/29/2010 3:15:04 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: ejdrapes

All three should be booted ASAP! NO Exceptions!
If they can lead by example, then they are of no value as a maximum, and a big negative value as a norm!


13 posted on 03/29/2010 3:16:07 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: ejdrapes

Primary Opponents are the answer.


14 posted on 03/29/2010 3:16:48 PM PDT by Bush_Democrat (Ex-Dem since 2001 *Folding@Home for the Gipper - Join the FReeper Folders*)
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To: ejdrapes

Ron Paul ought to know better!


15 posted on 03/29/2010 3:16:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: ejdrapes

That is definitely the biggest surprise here, I wonder what Ron Paul is requesting?

This is from an interview with Cavuto:

CAVUTO: But are you saying, then — are you saying, then, Congressman, that the moneys that you appropriated, whether for the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, the Texas City Channel, Wallisville Lake, the City of Bay City, that rehab center — that that’s money in the aggregate that you would have called waste?

PAUL: It’s the kind I don’t vote for, because I don’t think the federal government should be doing it. But, if they’re going to allot the money, I have a responsibility to represent my people.

If they say, hey, look, put in a highway for the district, I put it in. I put in all their requests, because I’m their representative.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,508604,00.html


16 posted on 03/29/2010 3:18:22 PM PDT by ATX 1985 (Time is Breath, Breath is Light, Light is Life)
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To: ejdrapes
State of Washington Bureau: Reps. George Radanovich, R-Mariposa, and Devin Nunes, R-Visalia, are joining most of their GOP colleagues in shunning earmark requests this year. Although they say they will help local officials secure grants.
17 posted on 03/29/2010 3:20:39 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
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To: Allegra; SoConPubbie; SoCalPol; onyx
I'm shocked, shocked I tell you! Ron Paul taking earmarks against his principles, oh noes.........

:-)

I think they're for peanut butter!

18 posted on 03/29/2010 3:23:00 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Yeah, boo to Ron Paul. Shows how little I know about him. I figured he'd be the last congressman to request earmarks.
19 posted on 03/29/2010 3:23:26 PM PDT by ejdrapes (I like leaders that don't need teleprompters or notes written on their hand....)
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To: ATX 1985
When Paul says "But, if they’re going to allot the money"....who is the "they" he's referring to? In one sentence he says he doesn't vote for them but in the next he says if someone wants $$ for his district he puts it in. WTH???
20 posted on 03/29/2010 3:27:36 PM PDT by ejdrapes (I like leaders that don't need teleprompters or notes written on their hand....)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I was thinking the same thing! Ron Paul???? Imagine that.


21 posted on 03/29/2010 3:28:29 PM PDT by Cricket24 (Conservatives Only...NO RINO'S!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: ejdrapes

This campaign against earmarks is ridiculous. Projects for congressional districts make the difference in expanding the state economies and if Republicans don’t help their districts then the Democrats will be a permanent majority.


22 posted on 03/29/2010 3:28:45 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: sono

I think we need term limits and/or age limits.


23 posted on 03/29/2010 3:28:57 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Make it stop, please.)
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To: Lakeshark; rabscuttle385
I'm shocked, shocked I tell you! Ron Paul taking earmarks against his principles, oh noes.........

Yep, ol' Ron Paul is the King of Hypocrites and therefore incapable of being respected as any kind of leader.
24 posted on 03/29/2010 3:29:34 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SmokingJoe
I don't believe he's running, could be wrong. I'm surprised there weren't more.
25 posted on 03/29/2010 3:32:47 PM PDT by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 160)
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To: MissesBush

Maybe you had better see what the GOP was saying no to before you make your statement.

Funding for the Kodiak Launch facility is in that package as well as funding for Alaska’s National Guard.

The bridge to nowhere was also supported by Palin.


26 posted on 03/29/2010 3:42:20 PM PDT by theanchoragedailyruse
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To: ejdrapes
Didn't know Ron Paul was into earmarks.

He submits them, but doesn't vote for them.

He thinks that makes him special.

27 posted on 03/29/2010 3:53:02 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (FYBO: Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: ejdrapes

snicker snort


28 posted on 03/29/2010 3:58:55 PM PDT by Carley (Are you better off than you were four trillion dollars ago?)
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To: theanchoragedailyruse
The bridge to nowhere was also supported by Palin.

Last I heard Palin isn't a member of Congress and hasn't voted on any earmarks.

29 posted on 03/29/2010 4:06:31 PM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: ejdrapes

......Ron Paul...?

Say it aint so, Ron.


30 posted on 03/29/2010 4:15:39 PM PDT by mono
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To: ejdrapes
This is much ado about nothing.

If Republicans weren't already known as the Stupid Party, they would surely deserve the name by this fraudulent PR campaign they're waging.

In Defense of Earmarks

It may have even made a *little* sense while Bush was in the Oval Office, but now? Think about it.

31 posted on 03/29/2010 4:19:12 PM PDT by logician2u
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To: logician2u

Not persuasive.


32 posted on 03/29/2010 4:29:01 PM PDT by qwertypie
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To: lonestar

Nice try... But no cigar...


33 posted on 03/29/2010 4:34:53 PM PDT by theanchoragedailyruse
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To: logician2u

A good argument in link, when you consider funding for the Kodiak Launch facility in Alaska is in that earmark.

The GOP shoots themselves in the foot while talking up the need for a missile defense system to protect the U.S. against a North Korea attack.


34 posted on 03/29/2010 4:38:55 PM PDT by theanchoragedailyruse
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To: theanchoragedailyruse
Thanks for reading it.

There are many other articles (more long-winded mostly) by authors on both sides of the political spectrum, and the two things most have in common are 1) earmarks do not bloat the budget any more than it's already bloated and 2) if Congress doesn't tell the Obamastration where and how to spend the money, Obama's minions will gladly make those decisions.

For this reason if no other, Republicans need to get off this anti-earmark kick before the surplus funds they can't find a use for get spent on . . oh, I don't know . . something akin to ACORN.

35 posted on 03/29/2010 4:53:32 PM PDT by logician2u
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To: logician2u
To all

Compared to “entitlement programs” earmarks are chump change.

36 posted on 03/29/2010 4:57:21 PM PDT by Reily
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To: theanchoragedailyruse

You compare apples to oranges.


37 posted on 03/29/2010 5:09:59 PM PDT by lonestar (Better Obama picks his nose than our pockets!)
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To: Qwackertoo
I think we need term limits and/or age limits.

Saw a great bumper sticker today, it read "Term limits: One in Congress and one in Jail"

38 posted on 03/29/2010 5:58:08 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: lonestar

You either endorse them or you don’t and as Governor she endorsed them and quite frankly put them in her budget.

Nothing wrong with that as long as they are good projects.


39 posted on 03/29/2010 6:50:10 PM PDT by theanchoragedailyruse
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To: theanchoragedailyruse

I’m not a Palin fan. And just because there were a few needed items in the bill doesn’t justify the earmarks which knowing Don Young’s history somehow I doubt he reluctantly cast a vote for. Why not exercise some leadership and try to remove the earmarks?


40 posted on 03/30/2010 3:12:15 PM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: MissesBush

The earmark issue is a redherring and quite frankly is being done at the behest of McCain.

There is the valid argument of past on the way the earmarks were traded between Congressman, but you don’t throw everything out, you cherry-pick the bad earmarks and get rid of them.

The issue is the here and now on what the GOP is trying and it is only being done for one year so it is being done as a politcal ploy for political gain and that smells.


41 posted on 03/30/2010 4:14:33 PM PDT by theanchoragedailyruse
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To: theanchoragedailyruse

Well even if a one year “ploy” I’ll take a year of good behavior over permanent acquiesing to taxpayer highway robbery. But I think the GOP learned its lesson from 2006 and realize they need a sustained program to end earmarks, no matter who it’s being done at the behest of. If McCain is behind it, then good on him. He’s always been consistently good on earmarks. But if it just a temporary repentence, then the GOP will have to be taught again.


42 posted on 03/30/2010 4:17:22 PM PDT by MissesBush (Stay angry--right through November)
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To: ejdrapes
Didn't know Ron Paul was into earmarks.

He is the Pork King of Texas, he requests more earmarks than any other Texas Congressman and he is one of the top total pork requesters.

43 posted on 03/30/2010 7:32:39 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: ejdrapes
By not earmarking money, congress critters are just giving money to 0baMao to spend. Why would Republicans want to do that?
44 posted on 04/01/2010 12:18:26 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (No army can stop an idea whose time has come.)
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To: ejdrapes
He's not "into earmarks" so much as for transparency. Don't be fooled by the great Boehner's stand against earmarks. That doesn't mean a whole lot in a world where he and the GOP won't get many through anyway. See here for Paul's statement on earmarks. Here are his earmarks (pretty par for the course).
45 posted on 04/13/2010 4:42:47 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (When Republicans don't vote conservative, conservatives don't vote Republican.)
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To: mnehring; ejdrapes
"Bull...requests more earmarks than any other Texas Congressman...bull."

At the very least, there are Democrats in Texas. You could pick any one of them and I would be surprised if you didn't find each seniority-equivalent Rat had more per annual budget on the earmark list over the last ten years than Paul. But that would mean you cared about doing anything but maligning Paul, which I doubt. One could read a little about Kay Bailey Hutchinson or...um...EVERY TEXAS CONGRESSMAN BUT ONE IN 2008 (back when the GOP had enough Congressional votes to actually influence something) if one cared about the facts!

46 posted on 04/13/2010 4:59:46 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile (When Republicans don't vote conservative, conservatives don't vote Republican.)
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To: ejdrapes

Kick them out of office.


47 posted on 04/13/2010 5:17:19 PM PDT by Salvation ( "With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: ejdrapes

The GOP is no different than the DEMS...time for a new solution to our problem with our corrupt politicians...


48 posted on 04/13/2010 5:18:58 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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