Skip to comments.California Republican Congressman "Earmarks" Millions of Our Tax Dollars... (Hunter)
Posted on 06/13/2007 9:05:29 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
By Bill Cavala
A veteran of over 30 years in Sacramento
San Diego Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter has wasted over $60 million dollars in taxpayer money, shoveling it to a political contributor through budget earmarks.
An earmark is money inserted in a bill by a single Congressman. No hearing. No oversight.
Hunters earmark went for research and development on a plane design which was unwanted by the Pentagon. A warplane unwanted by our warriors. Hunter has been throwing money at it for years. It has not flown successfully. It doesnt work. (Thats probably why the Pentagon doesnt want it).
So why has Hunter continued to throw our tax dollars into this plane design? Is he a visionary? Does he know more than the Pentagon experts?
Or was he unduly influenced by the $36,000 the design firm contributed to his account?
Voters will have to draw their own conclusions
The Congressman is reported to have vigorously defended his earmarking actions, saying in effect that the Pentagon is too conservative in design approval. Other sources argued that the plane in question was more in the nature of a hobby than a serious defense R and D project. A hobby funded by taxpayers.
Now that the Democrats are in control, this process of earmarking for hobbies will be stopped (at least for Republicans like Hunter).
Pissant, doesn't matter what you think.....if you go to the above link, you'll see the UCB is ranked for grad schools in the top 3 for engineering, computer sciences, math, chemistry, most social sciences etc....top 10 in most others...so you must have worked with the 3 morons that moved into your area.....I'm sure you will find a way to disparage the rankings...but they have been that way for awhile..... .....Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Cal and CIT are the top grad schools overall.....sorry to burst your bubble
Three in fifteen years? That’s quite a sample.
That guy is proof that a degree doesn’t mean you LEARN anything and any trained monkey can get a job with a LIEberal newspaper.
It’s not bursting my bubble. Over-education is usually an indication of poor job performance in the engineering world. Been in this biz a long time.
And you are an engineer, I assume?
A Berkeley grad?
If anything, this article illustrates why Ducan Hunter will be the ideal nominee in 2008. While the rest of the Republicans and Democrats are busy trying to extend social security to illegal aliens, Hunter is busy trying to beef up the military.
As far as the Pentagon, it’s a political machine.
.....haha.....oh I see....should I even try and argue with that logic....hell, I know you’ve been on here a long time but whether you like it or not, Cal still has the top programs in most engineering, computer sciences etc.... I think you just don’t like it cause of Cal’s reputation. I’m not an enginner, but my father was a VP for Gas Operations for PG&E for many many years....so I’ve known many engineers both mechanical, civil and computer over the years.... They would tell you the same.....
Good heavens no. I’m an ecologist.
I can assure you, they would not tell you the same.
That’s right. I’ll go ahead and trust the “rankings” and your 2nd hand info rather than my 21 years working in the trenches with engineers of every stripe. just like Kos logic, I tell you.
Seattle was consistently ranked “the most liveable city” by experts for years. Eggs, beer and butter were “bad for you” for years (probably researche from Berkely). ANd AIrbus was going to bury Boeing because of their superior products and company structure. Lots of myths thought of as fact.
.....well as I told you, my father worked in the trenches for 45 years at PG&E and he disagrees with you....and yes I know about Boeing and Microsoft.....I guess Silicon Valley must ring a bell.....
.....I just presented the facts as the are....if you and your buddies don’t like Cal engineers that is your problem but I’ve known people in the field alot longer.....
..............I’m not sure why you want to be argumentive but you used to be pleasant a few years ago when I used to post alot to my friend outside of Fr......missyme....ms. bojangles.....remember her....well she has some stories to tell about some FReepers.....and other FReepers...
........not sure whether you are bitter or what....but I have the documented info as requested by another FReeper. You have hearsay and attitude......
There are many more if you’d like.......
Uh, since we are going back and forth on this, it obviously is not just me who is “argumentative”. I hold no grudge for you having your opinion. I’m just giving you the facts on the ground from my neck of the woods.
But this is the 2nd time in recent months you told me “i used to be a nice guy” or some such. Nothing has changed. When I talk politics, I argue, just like the rest of the scads of freepers. When I post babes of the week, I don’t.
Say hi to missyme for me.
That’s about how many times the US News and others picked Seattle as the top city. Lotsa libs, lotsa bums, overpriced, but hey, full of liberals and progressives.
Alas, the libs have so mismanaged transportation and crime, even teh MSM has dropped us.
......and I stand by it....I posted facts about Cal and you wanted a scuffle with opinions from your buddies.... then you said your knew 3 Cal engineers and proceeded to generalize about flaming liberals.....yes, I stand by what I say cause I’ve heard stories from “buddies” too that make you look like less then a conservative in regards to certain affairs....so yes, you say you argue about politics but what about personal behavior not befitting a conservative?...... I don’t have a problem with arguing or debating anything, but challenging someone just to create an argument cause you don’t like them or their opinion personally frosts me.....I don’t look for arguments here either.....I don’t post a ton anymore so it says something that I have this run in again within a few months...
.....I’ll be sure to tell missyme you said hi .....and again, if you disagree with me on merit, then blast the hell out of me.... but .....oh never mind......good night....