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Romney's share of pork
Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/14/12 | Andrew Miga

Posted on 02/14/2012 7:03:27 PM PST by writer33

WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney takes a hard line against congressional earmarks, but the Republican presidential candidate had a more favorable view of federal pork-barrel spending as governor of Massachusetts.

Under Romney's leadership, Massachusetts sought tens of millions of dollars in earmarks for transportation projects through the state's congressional delegation.

A prime example was the $30 million his administration requested to renovate the historic Longfellow Bridge over the Charles River between Cambridge and Boston.

(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 02/14/2012 7:03:34 PM PST by writer33
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To: Clint N. Suhks; American Constitutionalist; Antoninus; Colonel_Flagg; cripplecreek; ...

For those interested.


2 posted on 02/14/2012 7:04:00 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33

This is a good article to bookmark because this will be one of the lines of attack from the Romney Sleaze machine because of the proclivity of Santorum to pursue Earmarks and his past comments basically stating how proud he was of the fact.

Get this information out now in front of the attacks in order to blunt the charge from Romney.


3 posted on 02/14/2012 7:20:34 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Romney is anything but innocent.


4 posted on 02/14/2012 7:23:17 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33
Romney is anything but innocent.

He is also anything but a Conservative, anything but an honest moral man, anything but a Republican.

Conservatives need to vote their principles this election season in both the Primary and General elections, and drop the unmeasurable and false issue of electability.


5 posted on 02/14/2012 7:25:42 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: writer33
Federal grants and subsidies PAID for the formation and implementation of ROMNEYCARE!!

Does that qualify as PORK?

Who knew....

6 posted on 02/14/2012 7:25:45 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Conservatives need to vote their principles this election season in both the Primary and General elections, and drop the unmeasurable and false issue of electability.

Agreed.

7 posted on 02/14/2012 7:29:28 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33

Worth adding that RINOmney LARDED up the Olympics with earmarks.

Yes, after rooting out mormon crony capitalism and begging the US gov’t for more funds,
he also pursued every angle he could to land countless earmarks.

DON’T BELIEVE ANYTHING RINOmney says. When his lips are moving, he is selling you something false.


8 posted on 02/14/2012 7:44:50 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (I wouldn’t vote for Romney for dog catcher if he was in a three way race against Lenin and Marx!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

But his record at Bain proves he’s the main for the job, Union. /sarcasm. :-)


9 posted on 02/14/2012 7:46:19 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
"Romney also presided over the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games which received more than a billion dollars in federal funding for light rail and other transportation upgrades.

At the time, those projects caught the attention of Senator John McCain, a prominent earmark critic who is now a top surrogate for the Romney campaign. McCain took to the Senator floor in 2000 to blast the skyrocketing cost of the winter games.

"And for the upcoming 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the estimated cost to American taxpayers is 1.3 billion dollars. That's outrageous Mr. President. And it's a disgrace," McCain said.

Saved the Olympics with taxpayers money. It is always others money. Usually resulting in his own wealth and aggrandizement.

10 posted on 02/14/2012 7:59:44 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion (I wouldn’t vote for Romney for dog catcher if he was in a three way race against Lenin and Marx!)
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To: writer33
ROMNEY STRATEGY, ROMNEY STRATEGY
11 posted on 02/14/2012 8:45:23 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: FrankR

Good one.


12 posted on 02/14/2012 8:47:42 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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