Yup, more of the "change you can believe in", Remember how Obama said there would be no more earmarks. Yeah, right! Earmarks is how congress works! Congress is expected to bring home the bacon, their constituents count on it and that's what gets them re-elected.
All the earmarks still don't amount to anything more than a drop in the bucket compared to total government spending.
Still no one likes paying for bridges to nowhere or studies examining the sexual behaviour of the fruit fly.
Isn't that just business as usual in Washington for the past 50 or more years?
by Jack Lee 19 months ago
Politics aside, just curious what's your reaction to his speech? Positive, negative or indifferent...
by Bronterae 2 years ago
How do we stop corruption in government?Does money (i.e. corporate payoffs) really rule congress etc... and is there anything we can do to raise the ethical standards of our leaders? Why can't we have senate term limits? Why isn't there more press about trading favors.
by Shawn Gourley 8 years ago
Is it not the duty of elected officals of congress to listen to its people?
by Stacie L 6 years ago
NBC/WSJ poll: Majority would vote out every member of CongressBy NBC's Domenico MontanaroIn a country sharply divided on almost every issue, most Americans agree on one thing: they don't like Congress, and they would vote to replace every single member -- even their own -- if they had the...
by tobey100 7 years ago
$823,000 to study South African genitalia washing$1.8 million for a Las Vegas sign museum$997,766 to put poetry in zoos$224,000 for a statue of a bus$615,000 for a California college to digitiza their Grateful Dead collection.I don't think so and Congress wonders why we're against earmarks. ...
by GA Anderson 4 years ago
Strictly a "lets talk about it" opinion topic. No turf to defend, no deep background needed.Everybody invited. The old guard and regular participants of this Politics and Social Issues forum are great, but it appears our ranks are thinning.We need some new blood in these discussions - so...
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