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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 05:23 AM
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Tea Party Caucus Takes $1 Billion In Earmarks
http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2010/...

Members of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus used the 111th Congress to request hundreds of earmarks that, taken cumulatively, added more than $1 billion to the federal budget.

According to a Hotline review of records compiled by Citizens Against Government Waste, the 52 members of the caucus, which pledges to cut spending and reduce the size of government, requested a total of 764 earmarks valued at $1,049,783,150 during Fiscal Year 2010, the last year for which records are available.

"It's disturbing to see the Tea Party Caucus requested that much in earmarks. This is their time to put up or shut up, to be blunt," said David Williams, vice president for policy at Citizens Against Government Waste. "There's going to be a huge backlash if they continue to request earmarks."

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Bachmann and 13 of her Tea Party Caucus colleagues did not request any earmarks in the last Fiscal Year, according to CAGW's annual Congressional Pig Book. But others have requested millions of dollars in special projects.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 05:31 AM
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1. The TeaBagliCons (R) are expert at the hypocrisy thingy, too
Just like their fatcat Republicon SuckerPuppet Masters...

Just sooo surprising :sarcasm:
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ixion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 05:55 AM
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2. "TeaBagliCons"
Nicely done. :applause:
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 07:35 AM
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3. It's a ruse to get a certain block of voters.
They couldn't pull in the Christian Right, anymore, because they're jaded. So they repackaged the bullshit and called it teabagging.

Same shit in a different package. Same people falling for it.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 07:38 AM
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4. the trojan horses of politics...say anything to get elected, then do what the fuck you want
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