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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

David Obey (D-WI) Blast White House For Stimulus Blunders

Finally, a Democrat is actually speaking out on the failure of the "Stimulus Package". Mr. Obey actually has the temerity to confront the Obama Administration over misspent funds from the porkulus bill.
Rep. Dave Obey (D-Wis.), who chairs the House Appropriations Committee, took the administration to task for pervasive errors on the Web site designed to monitor disbursement of the stimulus funds. He called those errors "outrageous." "Credibility counts in government and stupid mistakes like this undermine it. We've got too many serious problems in this country to let that happen," Obey said in a statement. "Whether the numbers are good news or bad news, I want the honest numbers and I want them now."
The best claim made by the Obama Administration on jobs saved is from an Arkansas cemetery that says it's saved 50 jobs by purchasing a $1000.00 lawnmower.

The runner up...Missouri's 14th Congressional District has saved 5 jobs at a cost of over $600,000. On the other hand, I defy you to FIND the 14th Dist in Missouri. Then of course is the case of Arizona's 9th District.
Here's a stimulus success story: In Arizona's 9th Congressional District, 30 jobs have been saved or created with just $761,420 in federal stimulus spending. At least that's what the website set up by the Obama Administration to track the $787 billion stimulus says.
There's one problem, though: There is no 9th Congressional District in Arizona; the state has only eight Congressional Districts. There's no 86th Congressional District in Arizona either, but the government's Web site says $34 million in stimulus money has been spent there. In fact, lists hundreds of millions spent and hundreds of jobs created in Congressional districts that don't exist.
These are the successes that the Obama Administration is touting in it's efforts to "save jobs" for America. I have a better plan, lets find 499 people in Washington new jobs next November.

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