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Location: South Jersey, United States

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


There's only one word for this move by the Democrats in the House, and that is disgusting.

House Democratic leaders are offering billions in federal funds for
lawmakers' pet projects large and small to secure enough votes this week to pass
an Iraq funding bill that would end the war next year.

...For Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.), there is $25 million for spinach growers
hurt by last year's E. coli scare. For three conservative Democrats in Georgia,
there is $75 million for peanut storage. For lawmakers from the bone-dry West,
there is $500 million for wildfire suppression. An additional $120 million is
earmarked for shrimp and Atlantic menhaden fishermen.

This pork is stuffed in the Iraq spending bill. Listen, if there isn't enough support for your bill, you lost. Plain and simple. These kinds of tactics are corrupt and disgusting and just show that not much changes no matter who you vote for. This country deserves better than 95% of the Congressmen and women now serving.


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