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Conservatives Take Aim at Pork-laden $50 Billion Sandy Aid Bill
Newsmax ^ | Saturday, 12 Jan 2013 10:24 AM | (Newsmax Wires)

Posted on 01/12/2013 12:01:16 PM PST by Olog-hai

Conservatives are taking aim at the pork-laden $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package that Northeastern governors and lawmakers hope to push through the House this coming week.

Too much of the aid will go to recovery efforts for past disasters and other projects unrelated to the late-October storm, they say.

The bill includes $150 million for what the Commerce Department described as fisheries disasters in places as far afield as Alaska and Mississippi, and $50 million in subsidies for replanting trees on private land damaged by wildfires. …

The objections have led senior House Republicans to assemble a $17 billion proposal, that when combined already approved money for flood insurance claims, is less than half what President Barack Obama sought and the Senate passed in December. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: chrischristie; hurricanesandy; krispykreme; porkspending

1 posted on 01/12/2013 12:01:23 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Why don’t they just publicly name each Congresscritter who adds pork to any bill.


2 posted on 01/12/2013 12:03:33 PM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: csmusaret

Congressmen, and women are very crafy people...they are on to this. They agree with each other to submit/sponsor each others’ bills.


3 posted on 01/12/2013 12:06:01 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

They might quit if they were held up to public ridicule. Who was that Congressman years ago who awarded the Golden Fleece Award every so often? We need another like him.


4 posted on 01/12/2013 12:08:47 PM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: csmusaret

William Proxmire


5 posted on 01/12/2013 12:14:28 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-defense is the First Human Right.)
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To: carriage_hill

Really? OK. Wasn’t their a journalist who did something similar? Anderson maybe?


6 posted on 01/12/2013 12:16:46 PM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Olog-hai

They better add in that long overdue purple glittery unicorn barky promised me 4.5 years ago.


7 posted on 01/12/2013 12:24:12 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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And well they should!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/attack-of-the-wild-hogs-millions-of-unrelated-spending-in-sandy-relief-house-bill-66/


8 posted on 01/12/2013 12:25:10 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: csmusaret

Proxmire’s GFA:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Fleece_Award

and SDCTA’s Golden Watchdog & Golden Fleece Award:

http://www.sdcta.org/Uploads/Documents/2012%20SDCTA%20Golden%20Awards%20Winners%205-18-12_2.pdf


9 posted on 01/12/2013 12:28:18 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. Self-defense is the First Human Right.)
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To: whitedog57

This nightmare just compounds itself.

Really prohibits any hope. I don’t know how much longer I can take this.


10 posted on 01/12/2013 12:28:18 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: carriage_hill

Thank you. I had Proxmire and columnist Jack Anderson mixed up in my jumbled mind.


11 posted on 01/12/2013 12:47:23 PM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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Why don’t they just publicly name each Congresscritter who adds pork to any bill.

I've suggested that every bill have a full change history so you can see who added and voted for every single paragraph, sentence or even letter in a bill. And no "anonymous" changes by staffers. Every part of the bill must be linked to individual congressmen.

These criminals are less likely to commit their crimes if they know their fingerprints will be left behind.

12 posted on 01/12/2013 1:14:00 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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A very good idea.
Attach names to the junk.


13 posted on 01/12/2013 1:15:03 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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Maybe I’m confused too, but it seems that Jack Anderson did publish the biggest “porkers” (bills with & sponsors of the most pork) at the end of every year. Too bad we don’t have a columnist to do that now.
14 posted on 01/12/2013 2:20:20 PM PST by Humal
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To: csmusaret

that would be like putting an intoxalyzer in a bar of college kids.
they’d be competing who could blow the highest number.


15 posted on 01/15/2013 4:24:41 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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