Comments on: Mod Squad infiltrates U.S. Senate budget fight Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jordan Mon, 09 Mar 2009 21:02:25 +0000 Bob, some earmarks truely are idiotic. This is why they all need to be carefully reviewed before being passed. Also, if we had a smaller federal government, then we could send more taxes directly to the states, instead of it being filtered before it reaches them. I fail to see why I should be helping to pay for the $200,000 that is proposed for tatoo removal in Las Vegas.

By: Bob Connelly Fri, 06 Mar 2009 05:38:22 +0000 EARMARKS. The most misunderstood word in politics today. One man’s evil earmark in another man’s essential program. As was demonstrated by the foolish Bobby Jindal when he criticized the volcano research funding in the Northwest but overlooked hurricane research in the Southeast. It is always important that the money be spent on your program not the other guys.

By: TC Fri, 06 Mar 2009 00:45:23 +0000 This story gives me hope that Obama will finally get a fight when it comes to the policies he wants to “force” upon us.

Every time the democrats get into power, they end up being more divided than the republicans ever are. They have so many factions within their party, they can’t even get along with themselves.

I really hope the “mod squad” and others in the democrat party fight Obama on the health care plan Obama is trying to force on us with no money to pay for it….none!!! We can’t afford anymore of Obama, even though he has only been in office about 6 weeks. The spending plan is very bad and is leading the way to some very dark times for us as a nation.

I hope everyone has fortified their homes, because when the civil unrest starts, it will be a very scary time.

Someone needs to stop the train before Obama’s train wreck and the “mod squad” is a very good start in that process.

It’s about time people are starting to wake up to the nightmare they elected.

By: Abel Tsegga Fri, 06 Mar 2009 00:05:09 +0000 We need to spend some of this money on lowering poverty levels!

The Borgen Project has some good info on the cost of addressing global poverty.

$30 billion: Annual shortfall to end world hunger.
$550 billion: U.S. Defense budget

By: edward elliot Thu, 05 Mar 2009 21:54:35 +0000 A starting point for the ‘mod’ squad should be to remove
every earmark in the bill. They can then target a ‘no increase’ mark in the budget package. Only washington who keep telling us we are on the brink of a financial catastrophe, could then hope to pass a spending bill with
a 8% increase over last year. This is outrageous and yet
obama says he will sign the bill, change is on the way!

By: Obomination Thu, 05 Mar 2009 20:36:13 +0000 It is good to know Ben Nelson and a few others have finally caught on to the fact we cannot spend our way out of this problem. And cap and trade taxes will cause further major damage to our economy.