Again, Why I Hate Republicans

Now, after eight years of spend, spend, spend, they’re all about financial restraint. Except they’re not:

Louisiana’s U.S. senators added hundreds of millions of dollars in pet projects to the $410 billion spending bill awaiting President Obama’s signature, ranking them near the top of the list of lawmakers who placed so-called “earmarks” in the measure, according to a nonpartisan watchdog group.

Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat, ranked second with more than $332 million worth of earmarks in the bill, according to the analysis from Taxpayers for Common Sense. Republican David Vitter ranked fifth, with more than $249.1 million.Although he had a hand in increasing its cost by hundreds of millions of dollars, Vitter voted against the bill, saying it was too expensive.

He’s been one of the loudest mouths against the most recent spending bills. Turns out he’s one of the biggest spenders. In other words, he’s a hypocrite in more ways than one.

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5 Comments on “Again, Why I Hate Republicans”

  1. KC Says:

    Is there anyone besides a few stray bluedogs who worry about the money anymore?

  2. Andy Cameron Says:

    Republicans are UN-AMERICAN there traitors

  3. Al Konrad Says:

    You probably aren’t aware of the following:

    Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from CONGRESS.
    And the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democratic Party. They controlled the budget process for FY 2008 and FY 2009, as well as FY 2010 and FY 2011. In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases. For FY 2009, though, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the FY 2009 budgets.

    And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and then he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete FY 2009. Let’s remember what the deficits looked like during that period:

    If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the FY 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, the Democratic controlled Congress took control of spending, and that includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets. If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself.
    In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I “inherited” a deficit that I voted for while in Congress and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th, 2009 as “President” of the United States.

  4. wheeler Says:

    uhh, yeah, i was.

    now can you explain what that information has to do with the post?

  5. Andy Cameron Says:

    See the republican filth can only lie and show the world they are the party of GREED!! I hate republicans!

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