Yes, Palin DID Stop That Bridge!
Yes, Palin Did Stop That Bridge “But, you know, when you’ve been taking all these earmarks when it’s convenient, and then suddenly you’re the champion anti-earmark person, that’s not change. Come on! I mean, words mean something, you can’t just make stuff up.” — Barack Obama, Sept. 6, 2008 In politics, words are cheap. What really counts are actions. Democrats and Republicans have talked about | Read More »
Why Won’t Biden Disclose His Earmarks?
Listening to Barack Obama rail about earmarks, you’d think he was a Porkbuster. Far from it, in fact. Obama, who spent the week attacking Sarah Palin, is directing his criticism at the wrong vice presidential candidate. Rather than criticizing Palin for her role in canceling the Bridge to Nowhere, Obama ought to hold his own running mate to the same standards he demanded of Hillary | Read More »
Obama’s Addicted to Pork
Barack Obama can try to throw mud, but be can’t dodge his voting record. He’s voted for pork barrel projects over hurricane relief, health care for children, and anything else. Go read Allah on the taxpayer money Obama earmarked for a major fundraiser, as well as my post at the Standard detailing his votes against every effort to cut earmarks that came before him.
Obama on Wasteful Spending: Just Words
The debate surrounding the Bridge to Nowhere should serve as a teachable moment as they say: STATEMENT OF SENATOR BARACK OBAMASENATE SUBCOMMITTEE ON FEDERAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, GOVERNMENT INFORMATION, AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITYJULY 18, 2006 I’m still relatively new to Washington. But even during my short time in the Senate, I’ve been surprised and shocked by the examples of government waste, fraud, and abuse that we’ve seen, | Read More »
“She was for it before she was against it”
Literally the only thing bad about Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech was her assertion that “when the Federal government offered her the money. she said, “[T]hanks but no thanks.” Quite frankly, that is not true.
I admit it, Mr Obama has not requested earmarks for quite some time. Senator McCain does not utilize earmarks either. I commend each for that step towards fiscal responsibility. (Not easy living in Alaska) But a simple statement on earmarks may warrant fact checking, so I did some research. As many know, Mr Obama has been on the campaign trail since Feb 07. He has | Read More »
Obama’s Earmark Lies
I work in construction management in Alaska (18 years) and found the claims of $27 million of earmarks from Mayor Palin of Wasilla, AK, highly questionable. Research proves that the numbers reputed by the left wing media is a smear attack against Governor Sarah Palin. Because the earmarks included “Wasilla” in the description, each is attributed (falsely) to the City Mayor. Many are the Alaska | Read More »
Palin Is a Porkbuster, Plain and Simple
Few would argue that Sen. Jim DeMint is one of the Senate’s top reformers when it comes to pork-barrel spending. But even DeMint only recently kicked the habit. It was less than two years ago that the South Carolina Republican swore off earmarks after the GOP’s drubbing in November 2006. DeMint now calls himself a “recovering earmarker” who equates pork-barrel spending to a disease. My | Read More »
Sarah Palin lies twice in her first speech as a VP candidate
In Governor Sarah Palin’s acceptance speech on August 29, 2008, she said the following: “I told Congress, “Thanks, but no thanks,” on that bridge to nowhere.” But, in October 22, 2006, she said this to the Anchorage Daily News:*”QUESTION: Would you continue state funding for the proposed Knik Arm and Gravina Island bridges? PALIN: Yes. I would like to see Alaska’s infrastructure projects built sooner | Read More »
Biden’s Cozy University Job
Roll Call($) reports that Joe Biden currently receives a ‘healthy’ stipend from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, for a part-time law school teaching job. Interestingly, Biden’s stipend didn’t change when he cut his teaching time in half: Since September 1991, Biden has been an adjunct faculty member at the Widener School of Law, which has campuses in Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del. Biden team-teaches a | Read More »
Obama’s Earmark Odyssey
John McCain has neither requested nor received any pork spending in his 25 years in Washington–a standard for the rest of the party to follow. His opponent, Barack Obama, denounces wasteful spending but has requested three-quarters of a billion dollars in pork projects in just three years in the Senate. It is a record that contradicts Obama’s pledge to change politics in Washington. The latest | Read More »
The Senate’s Integrity Is at Stake
For more than 219 years, the U.S. Senate has earned a reputation as the “world’s greatest deliberative body.” But in the year-and-a-half since Democrat Harry Reid took over as majority leader, the body has taken on a new role — one that substitutes debate and deliberation for politics and expediency. The latest threat comes in the form of what conservatives have dubbed “Reid’s Monkey Pork | Read More »