Politics is expensive

@estherlou (5026)
United States
December 30, 2007 12:16pm CST
I was recently sent this info. I didn't know about all of it. It is hard to keep up. Do you think there is any validity to this? The costs of the Democrat Congress are clear and mounting: * $300,000 earmark for the San Francisco Exploratorium museum in the Labor-HHS-Ed appropriations bill proposed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi * $1 million earmark for the Woodstock Museum proposed by Senators Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer * $2 million earmark for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service, the Rangel Conference Center and the Charles Rangel Library in New York City proposed by Congressman Charlie Rangel * $3 billion in border security funding stripped from the defense spending bill by Democrats * $23 billion in additional spending proposed by Democrats over the President's budget request * $313 billion in additional spending proposed by Democrats over 10 years * $1.3 trillion in additional taxes proposed by Democrats in the "Mother Of All Tax Hikes"
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
30 Dec 07
Yeah, and that is our money they are wasting. Then again it is alos China's and Saudia Arabia's money. I often wonder what would happen if the countries from whom we have borrowed money wanted it all back. We'd be broke!
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@slickcut (8141)
• United States
30 Dec 07
yes and the government claims they are broke, they might even have to eleminate social security, oil is running out..HA! that a laugh...This is correct i am sure ...It cost millions of dollars to be in politics..Have you ever heard of a poor polititian?All the while our taxes are going up ,our gasoline is so much we can barely go anywhere?The polititians have all of their money and now they are trying to get everyone elses money...Yes estherlou i am sure these figures are right...these people sped money like it was just a drink of water...I am not into politic's either...That is a ver crooked business, and thats all it is "A Business"
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
30 Dec 07
Well, after the first few millions, I was thinking so what. They throw around millions like is was monopoly money. Then the firgure started escalating into the hundreds of billions. So, I would expect the mother of all tax hikes to happen sooner than later. The construction of this mess has gone well beyond both political parties. Neither has the guts to turn the tide. We cannot keep spending the future on wars and other things. Considering the requirements for social security, medicare, and infrastructure rebuilding and Iraq, we are in deep dodo. I am sure both parties will continue to spend like there is no tomorrow. It is going to take a monstrous cataclyism of dire proportions before this country wakes up. The politicians have passed the point of accountability and this entitlement and spending free-for-all cannot help but come crashing down upon us. It is at that point when we will be most vulnerable to our enemies. Heaven help us.
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@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
9 Jan 08
Yeah, it's a bit crazy. And where do they get all this money. To think they spend all this money campaigning when there are starving children all over the world. Or the poor sick kids that could have their last dying wish. Or the troops over seas that could be living better and eating better. It's nuts how our politicians spend.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
31 Dec 07
THis is plum rediculas that makes us not in control of the government like it say for the people by the people I was jut reading where the Senate has joined the house in putting in a block from us buying meds from othr countrys at cheaper prices. they are for the big phamacy companies and not for us little people still think we should fire them all and get new ones in there.
@alamode (3073)
• United States
30 Dec 07
And isn't it funny how the Republicans are the bad guys in the media?? Smoke screens put up so no one pays attention to the fact that, if the Dems have a problem, they throw money at it til its fixed... gonna be real interesting next term....