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Viking12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:35 AM
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Delay sneaks 1.5 billion worth of pork into Energy Bill
Tom DeLay thinks the federal treasury is his personal piggy bank. DeLay slipped a $1.5 billion giveaway to the oil industry, Halliburton, and Sugar Land, Texas into the energy bill.

But this isnt a normal case of government pork. DeLay has completely dispensed with the democratic process. From a letter Rep. Henry Waxman just sent Speaker Dennis Hastert:

The provision was inserted into the energy legislation after the conference was closed, so members of the conference committee had no opportunity to consider or reject this measure.

The $1.5 billion wont be administered by the government by a private consortium in DeLays district:

The subtitle appears to steer the administration of 75% of the $1.5 billion fund to a private consortium located in the district of Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Ordinarily, a large fund like this would be administered directly by the government.

Hastert and DeLay need to explain themselves immediately. No member of Congress who takes taxpayer dollars seriously should vote for the energy bill until this matter is resolved.

http://thinkprogress.org/2005/07/27/delay-dirty-tricks /
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:39 AM
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1. fat denny is to stupid to get
some money for my district? gee denny we could use some pork....
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:39 AM
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2. What The Hell!??
Can anyone or anything stop this asshole from stealing our country and feeding it to the PIGS?!
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pstans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 10:24 AM
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3. 1.5 billion is a lot of pork
This is just wrong. If Democrat did it, it would be wrong. If a Democrat did it and it was in my district, it would still be wrong. If a Democrat did, and it was in my district, and the money would go to a company that I would directly benefit from, it would still be wrong.
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-31-05 01:05 PM
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4. Sneak? That's like sneaking an elephant into a library!
And the parallels are just too wicked ironic.

--p!
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