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Sen. Inhofe: Earmarks Apart Of Congress' "Constitutional Duties"
RealClearPolitics ^ | November 15, 2010 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 11/15/2010 2:50:13 PM PST by i88schwartz

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) spent a lengthy period of time on the Senate floor this afternoon defending earmarks. Inhofe argues it is the constitutional duty (citing Article 1, Section 9) of the Congress to appropriate earmarks.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bribery; bribes; debt; earmarks; jamesinhofe; ok; porkulus; spending
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To: aruanan
"There are much bigger spending targets (thousands and hundreds of thousands times bigger) to hit than earmarks. "

I'd like to see the wholesale closure of entire non-essential Federal Departments and Agencies, in addition to the wiping out of pork barrel style earmarks.

41 posted on 11/16/2010 7:26:52 AM PST by gitmogrunt (Numb nuts.)
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To: savedbygrace
Rodger that!!

FRegards,

42 posted on 11/16/2010 7:53:52 AM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: gitmogrunt
I'd like to see the wholesale closure of entire non-essential Federal Departments and Agencies, in addition to the wiping out of pork barrel style earmarks.

I'd like to see things set back to about the number and level of federal agencies at about 1870.
43 posted on 11/16/2010 8:14:37 AM PST by aruanan
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