Skip to comments.3 Republicans Break Promise Against FY2011 Earmarks
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.
Don Young is the earmark king. No one should have believed his initial pledge to vote against them. The guy’s a loser.
Term limit these guys!
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.
What, did they think nobody would notice? Morons.
send them packing.
But its OK because President Obambi said he would not sign any legislation containing earmarks.
Tough to verify that claim. Link for Paul goes nowhere. Other link goes to PDF file but neither Texas or TX appear.
Can’t be the Great Ron Paul. Must have been a typo in the article...
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!
Primary Opponents are the answer.
Ron Paul ought to know better!
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.
I think they're for peanut butter!
I was thinking the same thing! Ron Paul???? Imagine that.
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.
I think we need term limits and/or age limits.
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.
He submits them, but doesn't vote for them.
He thinks that makes him special.
Last I heard Palin isn't a member of Congress and hasn't voted on any earmarks.
Say it aint so, Ron.
If Republicans weren't already known as the Stupid Party, they would surely deserve the name by this fraudulent PR campaign they're waging.
It may have even made a *little* sense while Bush was in the Oval Office, but now? Think about it.
Nice try... But no cigar...
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.
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.
Compared to “entitlement programs” earmarks are chump change.
You compare apples to oranges.
Saw a great bumper sticker today, it read "Term limits: One in Congress and one in Jail"
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
Kick them out of office.
The GOP is no different than the DEMS...time for a new solution to our problem with our corrupt politicians...
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