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I had no idea that the earmarks were just money that would be spent anyways. But if you guys really need to see how pathetic your country is, look at the media coverage of the whole 'earmark' fiasco and then remember "it is LESS than 1%!" [of the budget].
Yet if the earmark is removed, the money is not removed from the budget, it simply gets passed on to the executive branch to spend as it sees fit without it being cataloged anywhere??
Sometimes, I swear that Ron Paul is the only congressman with a brain. Starred and flagged. With all the attention that earmarks are getting, I think that this should be permanently placed at the top of the Political Issues board.
Originally posted by David9176
Why hasn't the media explained this?
WHY DOESN'T THE MEDIA DO ANYTHING!?!
It's almost impossible to trust anything anymore....and it's BS. We should be trusting our government and media to keep things in line...but they don't.
There is no one looking out for the citizens of this country anymore.....it's just us...and we are so divided and split in so many ways i wonder sometimes if it would even be possible for the citizens of this country to stand tall against the corruption that has infiltrated almost all levels of government and media.
Is anyone else tired?
A lot of the time, how you feel about political issues can be almost completely shaped by whether you are a CNN viewer or a FOX News viewer (my grandfather completely changed parties when he started watching CNN )
"We are glad to further its mission of broadening the reach of top-notch
investigative journalism by airing Expose," said Bill Moyers. "This first
segment on earmarks should resonate in this election season when candidates
have been questioned about the practice."
The segment shows how a Seattle Times team led by reporter David Heath,
who -- after analyzing a database he created based on thousands of government
reports -- recognized a clear pattern. "Going though the names of the people
giving ... campaign donations and where they work, I noticed the companies
[were] ... getting earmarks," says Heath. "I knew at that point I had a
Originally posted by XTC_savedmyLife
Yeah I saw this video on DailyPaul.com earlier this evening..
The thing about Ron Paul is that he expects everyone to know what he is talking about, he needs to maybe simplify things a bit..
Of course he knows pretty much what he is talking about.. but Cavuto keeps cutting him off mid sentence and it's annoying as hell