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IPFS News Link • Legislative Mischief

Senate war bill features $20B in pork

• San Francisco Examiner
Like their counterparts in the House, the Senate has larded its version of an “emergency” war spending bill with nearly $20 billion in pork-barrel outlays, including $100 million for the two major political parties’ 2008 presidential conventions.

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Comment by Psychictaxi
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"The $100 million for the political party conventions — $50 million for the Democratic convention in Denver and $50 million for the Republican convention in St. Paul, Minn. — is included in a section described as "Katrina recovery, veterans' care and for other purposes.""

What a bunch of $#!T!!! This says just how stilted away from ANYONE except the R's & D's the 'system' has become. How is it MY taxes are used for the conventions of the OTHER parties, and my own party can just "go suck it"!?! So much for 'no taxation without representation'.....

I have run out of expletives.