Skip to comments.STOP THE START TREATY AND SENATORIAL PORK
Posted on 12/16/2010 1:17:49 PM PST by Hojczyk
The Democratic Congress is trying to pull a fast one two, in fact!
First, the Senate is jamming through a pork laden budget bill filled with projects that are payoffs to each Senators campaign donors. The budget bill also includes a $1 billion appropriation to fund Obamacare enough to get it moving. We need to beat this bill! We have enough Republicans to do so if they hold together. But Voynovitch from Ohio and Kit Bond from Missouri are both possible defections. Neither one is running again. We need you to write and call your Senators to urge them to vote no on the budget and particularly no on the Obamacare funding!
Second, they are using their lame duck majority explicitly rejected by the voters of America to compromise our national security by ratifying the START treaty.
The treaty limits the US missile defenses and the preamble suggests that we would not engage in any new military technologies to thwart nuclear weapons! It also says we cannot convert any of our rockets into interceptors and it locks in about a ten thousand Russian edge in tactical nuclear warheads. It reduces strategic warheads where there is now rough parity but not tactical ones where Russia has a huge advantage.
And, why should we be rewarding Russia by relieving them of the expense of building new missiles and defense systems? Had Reagan followed this line of liberal thinking, the Cold War would never have been won! Remember that Russias economy is less than one-tenth the size of ours. So the best way to reduce their power is to make them divert spending into the military. That is the best way to accomplish our basic goal: To bring down a Russia increasingly focused on domination and replace it with a democratic nation that lives at peace with the world.
So please hit the phones!!!!!
These lame-duck Democrats are a sorry bunch of M-F’ers.
Mr Heintz-Kerry, who served in Viet Nam by the way, has been up there all day long piling lie on top of lie. I don’t know how stupid these clowns think we are, but they are unable to tell the truth.
Yeah, I’ll be able to convince Frank Lautenberg to change his mind!!! This is the A$$hole that thinks Gov Christy screwed up by opting out on the $5 billion cost overrun on the tunnel to New York. LOL
Pork needs to be eliminated completely from omnibus bills. Instead, figure out the average of how much has been spent annually on pork for the past 4 years, reduce that amount by 20%, then divide by the number of Representatives. Allow each representative to designate his/her portion for whatever projects their constituents want, then have it voted on as a “Special State Projects Bill”.
Thus we eliminate wheeling and dealing for votes, sneaky money, and save 20%. Each Congresscritter will be totally responsible to his/her constituents as to how their portion is allocated. This could be done once a year, or perhaps twice a year with roughly one half spent each time.
Newt Gingrich is on the same page:
Click here to call your Senators:
The Democrats ran Congress for 40 years and papered their states with money for every conceivable budget item. Were Republicans not supposed to bring jobs and projects back to their constituents?
This whole issue is ridiculous.
I agree that the Dims have been doing this for years - but so have the repubs - I think that all pork should be remove from all bills and requested one at a time through a bill of their own - that should cut the other spending bills down to a readable size and to find out which states are “getting more that their fare share”
That’s a very good idea.
Baloney. Republicans support business and companies coming to their states and districts to bring jobs and growth. And businessmen support Republicans.