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GOP Lawmakers Say They’re Furious After Discovering What Was ‘Hidden’ Inside Budget They Voted For
The Blaze ^ | May 6, 2014 | Jason Howerton

Posted on 05/07/2014 5:55:39 AM PDT by KeyLargo

GOP Lawmakers Say They’re Furious After Discovering What Was ‘Hidden’ Inside Budget They Voted For May. 6, 2014 6:15pm Jason Howerton

That’s the lesson GOP lawmakers in New York reportedly learned after they voted in favor of a proposed state budget that includes millions of dollars in funding for the state’s hastily-passed gun control law known as the SAFE Act.

Hidden in the budget is a provision that permits the reappropriation of $28 million to fund a gun database and $3.2 million in new funding for SAFE Act “staff,” the New York Post reports.

One GOP senator, who asked to remain anonymous, said lawmakers were “told there was no dining for it.” He said he would’ve voted against it if he knew about the SAFE Act funding.

“Several Assembly GOP lawmakers said they knew only about the gun-law funding after a state Budget Division briefing,” the Post adds.

However, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association hit back on Tuesday, claiming that Republicans knew exactly what was in the budget.

“The Assembly openly debated SAFE Act funding on the chamber floor in public session, ” NYSRPA President Tom King said in a press release. “Everybody knew the money was there.”

The release cites a report published on April 11 in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise:


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: banglist; gop; govtabuse; guncontrol; guns; lyingrinos; safeact; secondamendment; tyranny; uniparty
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"However, the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association hit back on Tuesday, claiming that Republicans knew exactly what was in the budget."
1 posted on 05/07/2014 5:55:39 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

They had to pass it to see what was in it.


2 posted on 05/07/2014 5:57:09 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: KeyLargo

They’re either lying or incompetent. My guess is, both.


3 posted on 05/07/2014 5:57:32 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: KeyLargo

what the morons in New York can’t read


4 posted on 05/07/2014 5:58:38 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: KeyLargo

“Hidden” = they didn’t read it. Disgraceful.


5 posted on 05/07/2014 5:58:46 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: KeyLargo
Shouldn't we be the ones who are furious because they voted for the bill without reading it?

The US Senate is worse than useless. We'c be better off if it could be abolished.

6 posted on 05/07/2014 5:59:12 AM PDT by grania
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To: facedown

Republican legislators lying about SAFE Act funding in state budget

ALBANY, NY (05/06/2014)(readMedia)— The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association would like to address statements made in a May 6 New York Post article which claimed some Republican lawmakers did not know they voted to spend millions of dollars to fund the so-called SAFE Act in the state budget.

“The Assembly openly debated SAFE Act funding on the chamber floor in public session, “ said NYSRPA President Tom King. “Everybody knew the money was there.”

Proof of this can be found in the April 11 edition of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise:

https://www.nysrpa.org/


7 posted on 05/07/2014 5:59:19 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Gee, maybe they should have read it.


8 posted on 05/07/2014 5:59:25 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: KeyLargo

Jackass politicians, you are being paid to read the bills before voting on them. Do your jobs!


9 posted on 05/07/2014 6:00:35 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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To: yldstrk

Read it? If these politicians had done that, it would have cut into their boozing it up and whoring around time at the taxpayers expense, don’t you know?


10 posted on 05/07/2014 6:02:53 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (I don't want to feel "safe." I want to feel FREE!)
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To: KeyLargo
He said he would’ve voted against it if he knew about the SAFE Act funding

Total BS. Anyone who actually believes this crap deserves to live out their life in the police state of NY.

11 posted on 05/07/2014 6:03:18 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: KeyLargo

Can they read?

This sounds like third graders telling their teacher som lame excuse for not getting work done


12 posted on 05/07/2014 6:03:36 AM PDT by stanne
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To: KeyLargo

Funny, one would have thought that those idiots could read.

What a bunch of lying feces piles.


13 posted on 05/07/2014 6:03:43 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: facedown

Doesn’t anyone on the Hill EVER read what’s in the bills they’re voting on?


14 posted on 05/07/2014 6:04:12 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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To: KeyLargo

Nazi New York !!!


15 posted on 05/07/2014 6:06:22 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Government by Gun Point.)
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To: KeyLargo

“We have to pass the bill to know what’s in it.”


16 posted on 05/07/2014 6:06:47 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: KeyLargo

They should have read it before they voted for it.


17 posted on 05/07/2014 6:07:08 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: KeyLargo
They knew but pretended not to.
That way they could pass it and then claim ignorance.

If ignorance of the law is no excuse for regular folks,
then ignorance of the law you're about to legislate is a serious offense.

18 posted on 05/07/2014 6:07:38 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: KeyLargo
First of all didn't any of these lazy bums, or their staff members, read the damn bill before they voted on it?
Also, it seems to me that the Founders recommended short legislative bills, in part to avoid dishonest abuse such as this.
19 posted on 05/07/2014 6:09:02 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: FES0844

20 posted on 05/07/2014 6:09:22 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

This is Prime Example # 1 of why the Welfare State is out of control. The Leviathan just lumbers along no matter who is in charge, spending an ever-increasing amount on silly nonsense and unsustainable transfer payment programs. No one really understands what it spends. The morons in the legislature simply vote for it and when they are called on it, say they are “outraged” over the spending. But God Forbid someone propose a 10% spending cut — a real spending cut. They are pilloried as a hearless monster.


21 posted on 05/07/2014 6:09:41 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: KeyLargo

Because attorneys don’t read agreements before they sign them?


22 posted on 05/07/2014 6:09:53 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: NCC-1701

“Doesn’t anyone on the Hill EVER read what’s in the bills they’re voting on?”
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NO!


23 posted on 05/07/2014 6:10:26 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: grania

They knew exactly what was in it. They’re lying now to appease the electorate to keep/get votes. That’s all there is to it, nothing more, nothing less. Anyone who believes anything else is merely self-deceptive.


24 posted on 05/07/2014 6:10:57 AM PDT by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: facedown

Which ones are outraged? The conservative Pubbies or the Leftist ones?


25 posted on 05/07/2014 6:11:11 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: KeyLargo

Can’t they READ??? They certainly can lie.


26 posted on 05/07/2014 6:12:05 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: BitWielder1

They knew but pretended not to.”
That way they could pass it and then claim ignorance.”

Those Rinos new exactly what was in the bill and voted for it.

BINGO. Your understanding of the facts here is the first post yet to get it.


27 posted on 05/07/2014 6:12:25 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: unixfox

They saw what was in it and had to pass it. So they lied.


28 posted on 05/07/2014 6:12:35 AM PDT by Justa
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To: KeyLargo

Read the bills before voting!


29 posted on 05/07/2014 6:13:23 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: KeyLargo

Our current education system must not teach people how to read. What a poor excuse but in concert with corrupt politicians.


30 posted on 05/07/2014 6:14:34 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: KeyLargo

Cue Charlie Brown and Lucy football cartoon.


31 posted on 05/07/2014 6:16:37 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.a)
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To: unixfox

They knew EXACTLY what was in the bill. This just does not happen. Their leadership knew it, they knew it and the Democrats knew it.

They are blustering with this bullshit because elections are coming up. Just like their national counterparts, they prefer to appease Democrats rather than having to serve their constituents honestly


32 posted on 05/07/2014 6:16:38 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: KeyLargo
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33 posted on 05/07/2014 6:18:07 AM PDT by murrie (Mark Levin: Prosecuting stupidity nightly.)
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To: KeyLargo

I believe every bill should be read out loud on the floor in its entirety before our various legislative bodies. It would be the quickest way to work our way back to the “limited government” principle our country was founded on.


34 posted on 05/07/2014 6:18:14 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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GOP Lawmakers Say They’re Furious After Discovering What Was ‘Hidden’ Inside Budget They Voted For

Correction:

GOP Lawmakers Famous For Discovering Again(!) What Was ‘Hidden’ Inside Budget They Voted For

35 posted on 05/07/2014 6:19:06 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: KeyLargo
GOP Lawmakers Say They’re Furious After Discovering What Was ‘Hidden’ Inside Budget They Voted For

GOP Lawmakers Say They’re Furious Stupid After Discovering What Was ‘Hidden’ Inside Budget They Voted For.

There ya go Pubbies, edited for accuracy.

36 posted on 05/07/2014 6:19:54 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: KeyLargo

Never vote for a bill you haven’t read

Never vote for a bill exceeding 40 pages.


37 posted on 05/07/2014 6:20:46 AM PDT by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good)
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To: grania
The US Senate is worse than useless. We'c be better off if it could be abolished.

While I cannot disagree with you here, the vote the article discusses was in the New York state Senate.

38 posted on 05/07/2014 6:21:52 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: gitmo

One shouldn’t assume that these asshat politicians can read and understand anything. The criminal class doesn’t need no steeenkin’ reading comprehension skills!


39 posted on 05/07/2014 6:23:08 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: KeyLargo

“Everyone always says “read the bill!” What good is reading the bill if its 3000 pages long?”


40 posted on 05/07/2014 6:24:33 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KeyLargo

Republicans scamming the citizenry?

Please, say it isn't so.....


41 posted on 05/07/2014 6:25:19 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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What good is reading the bill if its 3000 pages long?

Exactly. Which is why forcing everyone to "read the bill" would put a quick end to these ridiculously long legalize-ridden crap-riddled things we call "bills".

Not only should everyone read them, they should be presented on the floor out loud word by word.
42 posted on 05/07/2014 6:27:51 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: KeyLargo

A lot of pants are on fire in New York State.


43 posted on 05/07/2014 6:36:16 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: KeyLargo

Maybe someone should actually read the stuff they vote on...Even if a group of them got together and each took a section of the law, it would be better than the pig-in-a-poke approach.


44 posted on 05/07/2014 6:38:05 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: KeyLargo

This bill is about spending $31+ million. That pays for a lot of make-work, pacifies a lot of contractors, enables a lot more government employees and gives the appearance of prosperity, at least to those who receive the payments. I’m sure a number of “Republican” supporters (i.e. contributors, voters) expect to benefit from this spending.


45 posted on 05/07/2014 6:38:26 AM PDT by trubolotta
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To: KeyLargo

Furious they got caught.


46 posted on 05/07/2014 6:39:44 AM PDT by moovova
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To: KeyLargo

It’s all BS! They are backtracking and we are calling them out for it. The pandering rino’s in NY are feeling the wrath of all our protests and we are having them everywhere. They say they are against NY SAFE but have voted to fund it twice.

I personally have been calling out every senator I see and know telling them plain and simple, quit the pandering, you may have voted against it but you have funded it twice and are doing NOTHING to move the repeal Bills to the floor.

We get stronger everyday we just need more candidates to run primaries against them.


47 posted on 05/07/2014 6:48:43 AM PDT by The Mayor (Honesty means never having to look over your shoulder.)
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To: KeyLargo

Was invisible ink used?


48 posted on 05/07/2014 7:01:23 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: KeyLargo

The “I’m too stupid to pay attention” argument?


49 posted on 05/07/2014 7:06:32 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: KeyLargo

If the effin’ Pubbies would actually READ the bill (or have their staff read it...) they’d know these things.
Every last one of ‘em need to go.


50 posted on 05/07/2014 7:13:04 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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