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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Do as I say; not as I do

Posted By on Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 2:54 PM

If anybody bothers to examine Republican records, it will put the lie quickly to all their talk about deficit busting and fiscal sanity in Washington.

Here, for example, is a blog that provides a handy compilation of earmarks requested by members of Congress. Otherwise known as wasteful pork barrel spending.

Better still, here's the multi-million-dollar list requested by that pork barreling John Boozman. And I believe you'll find he and Blanche Lincoln often see eye to eye on pork projects. Get a glass of water. It will take you a while to peruse this wish list.

Lincoln realizes that lots of voters WANT their congressmen and women to bring home bacon. Thus she has opposed President Obama's call for deeper cuts in the agriculture budget. What about it, Republican candidates? Do you support Obama's tougher budgeting on farm subsidies or are you with Blanche Lincoln? Stand up and be counted, men. Or is it just easier to criticize everyone else?

Credit Curtis Coleman. The long-shot Republican senatorial candidate has been quoted as welcoming the Obama agri cuts and saying farmers would welcome them. (Do you think he's gotten his passport for the Delta yet? Or used it? I dare him to find a Delta row crop farmer in favor of reduced ag subsidies.)

Once again my questions for Republicans running for House and Senate: For or against earmarks? For or against the giant taxpayer subsidy required to fix the I-430/630 intersection? For deficit reduction or not?

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