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Gayle in MD
11-01-2011, 12:33 AM
The Tea Party Pork Binge
Oct 30, 2011 10:00 AM EDT
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They brought the nation to the brink of default over spending, but a Newsweek investigation shows Tea Party lawmakers grabbing billions from the government trough. Plus, view the letters submitted by the 'Dirty Dozen.'</span>

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the Republican leadership’s tether to the Tea Party, flutters the hearts of the government-bashing, budget-slicing faithful with his relentless attacks on runaway federal spending. To Cantor, an $8 billion high-speed rail connecting Las Vegas to Disneyland is wasteful “pork-barrel spending.” The Virginia Republican set up the “You Cut” Web site to demonstrate how easy it is to slash government programs. And he made the Department of Housing and Urban Development the poster child for waste when he disclosed that the agency was paying for housing for Ph.D.s.

But away from the cameras, Cantor sometimes pulls right up to the spending trough, including the very stimulus law he panned in public. Letters obtained by Newsweek show him pressing the Transportation Department to spend nearly $3 billion in stimulus money on a high-speed-rail project—not the one he derided in Nevada, but another in his home state. “Virginia ... will demonstrate that this historic investment in rail will create jobs, reduce congestion, spur economic growth and improve our environment,” says a letter he signed with other Virginia members in October 2009, cribbing President Obama’s own argument for the stimulus.

Cantor signed several such letters, including an earlier one seeking rail funds a month after he went on national television attacking the Vegas project. He also signed a letter in October 2009 seeking $60 million to build commercial ships, some likely along Virginia’s coastline. As for his bashing of HUD, until last year he owned as much as $50,000 in preferred stock in a real-estate company that receives federal housing assistance from the department.

As the government showdown over debt continues—the so-called congressional supercommittee negotiating cuts has been floundering for weeks—Newsweek found about five dozen of the most fiscally conservative Republicans, from Tea Party freshmen like Allen West to anti-spending presidential candidates like Rick Perry and Ron Paul, trying to gobble up the very largesse they publicly disown, in the time-honored, budget-busting tradition of bringing home the bacon for local constituents.

The stack of spending-request letters between these GOP members and federal agencies stands more than a foot tall, and disheartens some of the activists who sent Republicans to Washington in the last election.

Documents: See the Letters From the 'Dirty Dozen'

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/20...t-handouts.html (http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/10/30/conseratives-brought-nation-to-default-ask-for-govt-handouts.html)

Gayle in MD
11-01-2011, 07:43 AM
Mighty Quiet, I see...lol...


<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">One lawmaker’s pork-barrel spending, of course, has always been another’s opportunity to show his constituents he cares. But in an election cycle certain to

Many of the letters seek to tap the stimulus, clean-energy loans, and innovation grants—programs the same Republicans have accused Obama and the Democrats of using to bloat government and jeopardize America’s future. And these fiscal conservatives often used in their private letters the same arguments they pan in public.

Seizing on the Obama administration’s decision to make a risky half-billion-dollar loan to a struggling solar firm named Solyndra, Republicans like House Speaker John Boehner and House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa have recently accused Democrats of trying to pick winners and losers and questioned the need for the Energy Department loan-guarantee program at the center of the controversy.

But both Boehner and Issa struck a different tone in requests for help from that program in their home states: Boehner for a uranium project in Ohio, and Issa for an electric-car company in California. “Awarding this opportunity to Aptera Motors will greatly assist a leading developer of electric vehicles in my district,” Issa wrote in January 2010, just 18 months before he began investigating the Solyndra controversy. An Issa spokesman has said the grant was never funded, and that Aptera was on better financial footing than the now-defunct Solyndra. Boehner’s office says the nuclear project had gone through a rigorous vetting process for funding, unlike Solyndra.



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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Fred Upton, the House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman, who is currently investigating Solyndra and other parts of the stimulus, himself appealed to Energy Secretary Steven Chu and other Energy officials in 2009 for similar grants. In a series of 10 letters, Upton and colleagues highlighted projects in Michigan that, if granted more than $250 million, could create more than 5,000 jobs.

One lawmaker’s pork-barrel spending, of course, has always been another’s opportunity to show his constituents he cares. But in an election cycle certain to revolve around the economy and unemployment, the divergence between rhetoric and reality is unusually stark. And to average Americans, the fiscal hawks’ public bashing of spending they seek privately feels a lot like watching a fitness guru gobble down a milkshake and a Big Mac.



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Oh, and BTW, the whole Muffin lie, has been exposed. The hotel doesn't make any $16.00 Muffins!

LMAO!



View the Letters of the Porkies who are blatant hypocrites!:



http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/ga...he-letters.html (http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/galleries/2011/10/31/fiscal-conservatives-with-a-taste-for-pork-the-letters.html)

Qtec
11-01-2011, 07:59 AM
Lying toads the lot of them. Obama should declare the whole lot of them enemies of the state for bring the political process to a virtual halt. isn't that what Al Q wanted to do?

Declare them all enemy combatants, waterboard them, I mean haze them, and put them to the lie detector.

How do you think Cantor would do under a lie detector test?

Q No1.
Do you really believe the crap you spout on Fox News day after day?


UUUUhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.






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Gayle in MD
11-01-2011, 08:21 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Lying toads the lot of them. Obama should declare the whole lot of them enemies of the state for bring the political process to a virtual halt. isn't that what Al Q wanted to do?

Declare them all enemy combatants, waterboard them, I mean haze them, and put them to the lie detector.

How do you think Cantor would do under a lie detector test?

Q No1.
Do you really believe the crap you spout on Fox News day after day?


UUUUhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.






Q


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Yeah, they are truly disgusting, aren't they?

Those letters, after all of that bashing of Obama!

They make me want to throw up!

One of these days you're going to see me in the news, (on what we used to call, "The Avenue" when I was growing up) carrying a huge stuffed elephant, with a pig head on it, and a big sign...

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>The Oink-oinking Pork Barrel Repiglicans are colossal hypocrites!

Oink oink LIE! Oink oink SPEND! Oink oink STEAL! Oink oink REVERSE REALITY!</span>

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Gayle in MD
11-01-2011, 12:59 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Lying toads the lot of them. Obama should declare the whole lot of them enemies of the state for bring the political process to a virtual halt. isn't that what Al Q wanted to do?

Declare them all enemy combatants, waterboard them, I mean haze them, and put them to the lie detector.

How do you think Cantor would do under a lie detector test?

Q No1.
Do you really believe the crap you spout on Fox News day after day?


UUUUhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.






Q


Q </div></div>

Still quiet as hell on this thread, LMAO! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

Gayle in MD
11-02-2011, 11:29 AM
LOL, I guess this story has been rendered too factual and embarrassing to engender any comments from the RW sheep?

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Tomorrow the Repigs will line up like the Lemmings they are, and vote against the President's sixty billion dollar infrastructure spending bill, that would put lots of people back in jobs, and secure and/or rebuild many of our crumbling bridges, like the Francis Scott Key Bridge, in D.C.

Tune into the Ed Show in the evenings for a constant crawl across the screen, of how many Repiglican blocked Jobs Bills they have destroyed with their votes against progress, against jobs, and all for their own power mongering ONLY policy.

Here we are struggling to recover from their colossal failure, and gross spending, and what did they do yesterday???

Wasted the day reaffirming the "In God We Trust" mantra, which is on every coin, every paper money denomination, most Federal Buildings either inside or outside, all over the damn place!

What a bunch of do nothing scam artists.

I don't hear them yapping, jobs, jobs, jobs, lately! I guess even they are getting it, since their numbers are tanking, ad the president's have been on the rise, that their do nothing, job blocking performance, is becomming too obvious for them to keep up their ridiculous dog whistles, their gross lies, are being exposed, just as their war on the Middle Class, is now fully evident.

G.

llotter
11-02-2011, 01:04 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The Tea Party Pork Binge
Oct 30, 2011 10:00 AM EDT
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They brought the nation to the brink of default over spending, but a Newsweek investigation shows Tea Party lawmakers grabbing billions from the government trough. Plus, view the letters submitted by the 'Dirty Dozen.'</span>

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the Republican leadership’s tether to the Tea Party, flutters the hearts of the government-bashing, budget-slicing faithful with his relentless attacks on runaway federal spending. To Cantor, an $8 billion high-speed rail connecting Las Vegas to Disneyland is wasteful “pork-barrel spending.” The Virginia Republican set up the “You Cut” Web site to demonstrate how easy it is to slash government programs. And he made the Department of Housing and Urban Development the poster child for waste when he disclosed that the agency was paying for housing for Ph.D.s.

But away from the cameras, Cantor sometimes pulls right up to the spending trough, including the very stimulus law he panned in public. Letters obtained by Newsweek show him pressing the Transportation Department to spend nearly $3 billion in stimulus money on a high-speed-rail project—not the one he derided in Nevada, but another in his home state. “Virginia ... will demonstrate that this historic investment in rail will create jobs, reduce congestion, spur economic growth and improve our environment,” says a letter he signed with other Virginia members in October 2009, cribbing President Obama’s own argument for the stimulus.

Cantor signed several such letters, including an earlier one seeking rail funds a month after he went on national television attacking the Vegas project. He also signed a letter in October 2009 seeking $60 million to build commercial ships, some likely along Virginia’s coastline. As for his bashing of HUD, until last year he owned as much as $50,000 in preferred stock in a real-estate company that receives federal housing assistance from the department.

As the government showdown over debt continues—the so-called congressional supercommittee negotiating cuts has been floundering for weeks—Newsweek found about five dozen of the most fiscally conservative Republicans, from Tea Party freshmen like Allen West to anti-spending presidential candidates like Rick Perry and Ron Paul, trying to gobble up the very largesse they publicly disown, in the time-honored, budget-busting tradition of bringing home the bacon for local constituents.

The stack of spending-request letters between these GOP members and federal agencies stands more than a foot tall, and disheartens some of the activists who sent Republicans to Washington in the last election.

Documents: See the Letters From the 'Dirty Dozen'

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/20...t-handouts.html (http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/10/30/conseratives-brought-nation-to-default-ask-for-govt-handouts.html)
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As I heard another conservative state the situation, he will fight against more government spending but if he loses that fight, he will fight to get that spending in his district if there is a need there. In this case, the stimulus money was going to be spent in spite of conservative opposition so it would make no sense to just concede it to the Dems since everyone will be paying for it equally. Not so hard to understand, is it?

Gayle in MD
11-02-2011, 01:31 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: llotter</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The Tea Party Pork Binge
Oct 30, 2011 10:00 AM EDT
<span style='font-size: 14pt'>
They brought the nation to the brink of default over spending, but a Newsweek investigation shows Tea Party lawmakers grabbing billions from the government trough. Plus, view the letters submitted by the 'Dirty Dozen.'</span>

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the Republican leadership’s tether to the Tea Party, flutters the hearts of the government-bashing, budget-slicing faithful with his relentless attacks on runaway federal spending. To Cantor, an $8 billion high-speed rail connecting Las Vegas to Disneyland is wasteful “pork-barrel spending.” The Virginia Republican set up the “You Cut” Web site to demonstrate how easy it is to slash government programs. And he made the Department of Housing and Urban Development the poster child for waste when he disclosed that the agency was paying for housing for Ph.D.s.

But away from the cameras, Cantor sometimes pulls right up to the spending trough, including the very stimulus law he panned in public. Letters obtained by Newsweek show him pressing the Transportation Department to spend nearly $3 billion in stimulus money on a high-speed-rail project—not the one he derided in Nevada, but another in his home state. “Virginia ... will demonstrate that this historic investment in rail will create jobs, reduce congestion, spur economic growth and improve our environment,” says a letter he signed with other Virginia members in October 2009, cribbing President Obama’s own argument for the stimulus.

Cantor signed several such letters, including an earlier one seeking rail funds a month after he went on national television attacking the Vegas project. He also signed a letter in October 2009 seeking $60 million to build commercial ships, some likely along Virginia’s coastline. As for his bashing of HUD, until last year he owned as much as $50,000 in preferred stock in a real-estate company that receives federal housing assistance from the department.

As the government showdown over debt continues—the so-called congressional supercommittee negotiating cuts has been floundering for weeks—Newsweek found about five dozen of the most fiscally conservative Republicans, from Tea Party freshmen like Allen West to anti-spending presidential candidates like Rick Perry and Ron Paul, trying to gobble up the very largesse they publicly disown, in the time-honored, budget-busting tradition of bringing home the bacon for local constituents.

The stack of spending-request letters between these GOP members and federal agencies stands more than a foot tall, and disheartens some of the activists who sent Republicans to Washington in the last election.

Documents: See the Letters From the 'Dirty Dozen'

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/20...t-handouts.html (http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/10/30/conseratives-brought-nation-to-default-ask-for-govt-handouts.html)
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As I heard another conservative state the situation, he will fight against more government spending but if he loses that fight, he will fight to get that spending in his district if there is a need there. In this case, the stimulus money was going to be spent in spite of conservative opposition so it would make no sense to just concede it to the Dems since everyone will be paying for it equally. Not so hard to understand, is it? </div></div>


That dog won't hunt, given that they have been spending the stimulus money all along.

The hypocrisy comes in when after they spend it, and show up for all of the ribbon cutting, shovels in hand, smiles for the camera, trying to scruff up on the good publicity, they turn right around and attack the stimulus annd lie about it's effectiveness, and block jobs bills for re-building our dangerous crumbling infrastructure, and bash the president for the very stimulus money which they are so proud to be linked to in their districts, in front of the camera.


Had you bothered to read the entire link, you could have read for yourself, the letters they have written, asking for the very money that they pretend to be against spending.

No! You are wrong, as usual.

Repiglicans are hypocrites, who spend, and then lie about how they feel about spending.

Who yap about jobs, and then do nothing to create jobs.

Who waste our time and money, pushing through legislation to reiterate the mantra, "In God We Trust"...a total waste of taxpayers time and money, at a time when it is crucial to address our crumbling infrastructure, which would create jobs, but which they block, for the purpose fo trying to destroy the Obama Presidency.

They are sore losers, who don't mind hurting the entire country, if they think their obstructionism will win them back the White House.

They dont' care about Americans that re hurting, they only care about more money in their own pockets, more bribes, from the corporate fascist pigs, who stole trillions in wealth, and have stuffed it into their pockets, while Americans are hungry, losing their homes, losing their jobs, and losing faith in their government.


Republicans are pure PIGS! Those who vote for them, are stupid.

G.