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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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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Senate Earmarks

Here is a list of Senate earmarks.  If your Senator has taken out earmarks please call them and demand that they drop their corrupt practice.

Cochran (R-MS) 230

Wicker (R-MS) 199
Murray (D-WA) 172
Harkin (D-IA) 152
Reid (D-NV) 129
Menendez (D-NJ) 123
Feinstein (D-CA) 121
Lautenberg (D-NJ) 120
Lincoln (D-AR) 114
Inouye (D-HI) 113
Schumer (D-NY) 106
Johnson (D-SD) 105
Landrieu (D-LA) 104
Specter (D-PA) 103
Pryor (D-AR) 96
Levin (D-MI) 93
Stabenow (D-MI) 91
Boxer (D-CA) 90
Brown (D-OH) 87
Grassley (R-IA) 86 -hypocrit signed the anti-earmark pledge
Bingaman (D-NM) 86
Durbin (D-IL) 86
Akaka (D-HI) 83
Wyden (D-OR) 83
Cardin (D-MD) 79 - this one is mine...he's up for reelection in 2012...we'll rememer this you corrupt...
Merkley (D-OR) 79
Gillibrand (D-NY) 79
Bond (R-MO) 78  -  another hypocrit
Bennett (R-UT) 76 -  paying off his supporters...this is why he was voted out.
Casey (D-PA) 76
Udall (D-NM) 73
Reed (D-RI) 70
Kerry (D-MA) 69
Cantwell (D-WA) 69
Hagan (D-NC) 69
Voinovich (R-OH) 68 - retiring corrupt politician
Klobuchar (D-MN) 68
Rockefeller (D-WV) 67
Dodd (D-CT) 66
Mikulski (D-MD) 65 -  my senator, she campaigned as a fiscal conservative who saved US money...right
Tester (D-MT) 65
Lieberman (ID-CT) 64
Hutchison (R-TX) 63 -  she's up for reelection soon...we'll remember this one.
Burr (R-NC) 63 -  The North Carolina Tea Party needs to have a chat wit this one...
Baucus (D-MT) 62
Dorgan (D-ND) 60
Warner (D-VA) 60
Webb (D-VA) 58
Franken (D-MN) 58
Collins (R-ME) 57  - Ms. Collins is up for reelection in 2012, if I'm not mistaken.
Leahy (D-VT) 56
Murkowski (R-AK) 55  - This woman was rejected by her party...but believes she too important...
Whitehouse (D-RI) 55
Kohl (D-WI) 54
Conrad (D-ND) 52
Vitter (R-LA) 48 -  Mr. Vitter, we need to have a chat.
Cornyn (R-TX) 45 - ditto
Snowe (R-ME) 44 - ditto
Nelson (D-FL) 43 - he's up for reelection in 2 years
Chambliss (R-GA) 42
Crapo (R-ID) 41 - hypocrit
Risch (R-ID) 41 -  ditto
Bennet (D-CO) 40
Brownback (R-KS) 39 -  he's not in Kansas any more...and perhaps he should be, permanently
Carper (D-DE) 39
Begich (D-AK) 37
McConnell (R-KY) 35  -  Mr. McConnell is part of the problem and not part of the solution
Roberts (R-KS) 35 - ditto
Sanders (I-VT) 33
Shelby (R-AL) 32 - Addicted to earmarks
Inhofe (R-OK) 32 -  not serious about ending corruption in our political system.
Shaheen (D-NH) 32
Alexander (R-TN) 30  -  Mr. Alexander is another one who isn't part of the solution...and needs to go.
Udall (D-CO) 30
Lugar (R-IN) 29 -  time to retire this one.
Graham (R-SC) 27 -  RINO who needs to have a serious primary challenge in 2012.
Thune (R-SD) 26 -  needs primary challenge.
Isakson (R-GA) 24 - ditto
Nelson (D-NE) 23
Sessions (R-AL) 21 -  ditto
Bunning (R-KY) 21 - ditto
Ensign (R-NV) 20 - ditto
Gregg (R-NH) 13 -  ditto
Barrasso (R-WY) 4 - ditto
Enzi (R-WY) 3 - ditto
Hatch (R-UT) 1 - ditto, though he's going in the right direction....though 1 earmark is 1 too many
Bayh (D-IN) 1 -  ditto
Corker (R-TN) 1 -  ditto
Brown (R-MA) 1 - ditto
McCain (R-AZ) 0 -  these are where the GOP needs to be.  the zero earmark zone
Feingold (D-WI) 0
Kyl (R-AZ) 0
DeMint (R-SC) 0
Coburn (R-OK) 0
McCaskill (D-MO) 0 - though she's now afraid after her Dem colleague was slaughtered at the polls...
Johanns (R-NE) 0
LeMieux (R-FL) 0
Manchin (D-WV) 0 -  he's up for reelection for a full term in 2012...he barely won this time around...
Coons (D-DE) 0 -  he's not had enough time to begin his corruption...
Kirk (R-IL) 0

While the $8 billion dollar price tag of these earmarks is literally a drop in the bucket compared to the $1,200,000,000,000.00 Senate/Congressional Omnibus spending bill, it's not Congress' money they're spending it's our money they are using to pay off corrupt supporters who have bought their votes. That's the issue here. These earmarking Senators are bought and paid for and this is how they pay off their campaign donations by wasting your money on earmarks
These are some of the "pressing issues" our corrupt politicians are wasting our money on...during the most acute recession since the great depression, 70 years ago...Call your senators and congressmen and voice your opinion, they obviously didn't pay attention to last month's election results.

H/T Jamiewearingfool

UPDATE: via Jamie Dupree's Washington Insider, here are links to the earmarks themselves: 

EARMARKS PART 1 - How about a 98 page list of earmarks for Labor & Health programs?

EARMARKS PART 2 - Then there is the 90 page list of Transportation & Housing earmarks

EARMARKS PART 3 - There is the short four page list for Military Construction

EARMARKS PART 4 - Here is the 16 page list of earmarks for Interior/Environment programs

EARMARKS PART 5 - Check out the 3 pages of Homeland Security earmarks from FEMA, etc

EARMARKS PART 6 - And add in the 11 pages of earmarks for Agricultural programs (pdf)

EARMARKS PART 7 - Also the five pages of earmarks in the Financial Services bill (pdf)

EARMARKS PART 8 - And there are 29 pages of earmarks from Commerce/State/Justice programs

EARMARKS PART 9 - And don't forget the 23 pages of Energy & Water project earmarks

Mr. Dupree comments,
When you take a long look at those earmark numbers, you can see that more Democrats are up on the high end in terms of earmarks, with a lot more Republicans down here on the low end of the scale. The projects include the usual smattering of things that make some lawmakers go nuts, like $300,000 for the Polynesian Voyaging Society. "I'm not making it up," said Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who again took to the floor on Tuesday to denounce the thousand of earmarks in this bill from both parties."The American people said just 42 days ago, 'Enough!'" said McCain. "Are we tone deaf? Are we stricken with amnesia?"
That there are any Republicans at all is damn near criminal.  Here's what America voted against and these bastards have utterly forgotten the lesson.  It's time to toss all  the rat bastards out.

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