Is THIS what you had in mind when you wrote that check to the IRS?
First, San Fran Nan and the Axis of Idiots passed the $800 billion Porkulus and THEN the $410 billion Omnibus bill ($1.2 TRILLION total).. Is THIS what you had in mind when you wrote that check to the IRS? In fiscal year 2009, Congress stuffed 10,160 projects into the 12 appropriations bills worth $19.6 billion. $9,000,000 by then-Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.) for a dining facility/community center at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. $2,192,000 by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee member Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.), then-House appropriator James Walsh (R-N.Y.), and Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-N.Y.) for the Center for Grape Genetics in Geneva. (yes, SWITZERLAND!) $1,791,000 by Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee member Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) for swine odor and manure management research in Ames. $1,762,000 by Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee member Tim Johnson (D-S.D.), House appropriator Chet Edwards (D-Texas), and Rep. Ruben Hinojosa (D-Texas) for a honey bee lab in Weslaco. $41,065,000 for 26 projects by Senate CJS Appropriations Subcommittee Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), including: $1,000,000 for the University of Maryland College Park for its Advanced Study Institute for Environmental Prediction to study climate impacts and adaptation in the Mid-Atlantic region $32,950,000 for 17 projects by Senate CJS Appropriations Subcommittee member Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), including: $7,100,000 for NOAA for the conservation and recovery of endangered Hawaiian sea turtle populations; $4,757,500 for climate change modeling capability (WAIT! Didn't Algore tell us the "science is settled"?) $39,700,000 by then-Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), for the Advanced Training Center. Sen. Byrd also allotted $39,700,000 for the Advanced Training Center in fiscal year 2008, bringing the two-year total of funding to $79,400,000. A July 7, 2006 Congress Daily article cited the duplicative nature of the center: “But now at least one senior House Republican wants the expansion of the center stopped, saying it is not needed and is creating redundancies to training provided at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, which is headquartered in Glynco, Ga. $132,729,000 for 84 programs by Senate Labor/HHS Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), including: $5,471,000 for the Iowa Department of Education to continue the Harkin Grant Program and $381,000 for the Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra’s residency program. (We're funding the HARKIN GRANT!?) http://councilfor.cagw.org/site/DocServer/Pig_Book_full__April_13_2009_.pdf?docID=3561
Asked By: Jimmbbo - 4/17/2010
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If you voted either Democrat or Republican you have no business complaining. Both parties are corrupt and guilty of this, and you people complain, stamp your feet and whine yet you continue to elect them expecting different results next time around... More
Answered By: Stephanie loves her droid. - 4/17/2010
dude, the length of this post of yours shows proof.... that this establishment is a joke and has to go
Answered By: Hadley Rille - 4/17/2010
I hope that my taxes will go to teaching people cogent English and critical thinking skills that go beyond cut and paste.
Answered By: R - 4/17/2010
Silly man... the majority of people here on YA probably didn't even write a check. Your post will fall on deaf ears.
Answered By: Lisa - 4/17/2010
lol at you.
Answered By: Smackee - 4/17/2010
Liberals dont care and will defend them and say but republicans do it to. Libs are a bunch of hypocrites
Answered By: Reality Has A Conservative Bias - 4/17/2010
Certainly not!, Obama has done a FINE job of eliminating earmarks.
Answered By: Pundit - 4/17/2010
And they want more after they show exactly how wasteful they are.
Answered By: I speak with forked tongue - 4/17/2010
Thanks...now you've upset me so much, I wouldn't be able to have lunch !
Answered By: Phantom - 4/17/2010
You mean as opposed to the totally unnecessary and really expensive Iraq War that killed many thousands of people for no good reason? When I wrote my previous checks to the IRS I thought about that quite a bit... More
Answered By: tribeca_belle - 4/17/2010
Odd that all of your posts mention only Democratic legislators. Here are a few of my own... More
Answered By: mommanuke - 4/17/2010
I'm certainly glad to see Tribeca is still stuck on stupid, How many troops in Iraq... More
Answered By: Glock 40 Cal. - 4/17/2010
No it certainly is not, it is why I joined the tea party however, and this year I paid more than I did last year, so where is my tax cut or at least a complimentary drink as Pelosi and Hillary spent more athan half a million on alcohol!
Answered By: Paul Grass™ - 4/17/2010
We need a renewal of constitutional values.... constitutional limits on government, especially government spending. These people have been getting away with this for years and years and years! When this kind of power grab happens, there is a continual lust for more... More
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