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    Exclamation This is how the Senate "Sweetened" the bill

    $223M for Alaskan fisherman
    $192M for rum producers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
    $128M for auto racing
    $33M for companies operating in American Samoa
    $10M for film & TV production
    $6M for producers of wooden arrows

    "Those 'earmarks' may not be palatable to many House members, especially those concerned about fiscal spending and/or getting reelected."

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    wow.

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    Time to email my congressmen/women again.

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    I should become friends with a senator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    I should become friends with a senator.
    You should become a lobbyist. That's where the money is and you don't have to do much except cash checks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    You should become a lobbyist. That's where the money is and you don't have to do much except cash checks.
    And write ****** bills.

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    Are these actual spending bills, or tax incentive bills?
    Just wondering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    Time to email my congressmen/women again.
    F that, let's just start making arrows!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty View Post
    You should become a lobbyist. That's where the money is and you don't have to do much except cash checks.


    My boss has her work cut out for her.


    She is a lobbyist.

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    Upfront it looks like pork but it actually is an existing bill that was passed by the House in March. The Senate added the bailout to the existing bill as a substitute amendment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    I should become friends with a senator.
    It almost worked for Stevens.



    Wait....there may be a mistrial..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easto View Post
    $223M for Alaskan fisherman

    $6M for producers of wooden arrows

    Amazing what sneaks in via piggyback on some bills...
    A quick Google led to finding this..

    " Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Rose City Archery Inc., an Oregon company that makes arrows used by children, hit a bull's-eye with Senate legislation that would rescue Wall Street banks.

    Senators attached a provision repealing a 39-cent excise tax on wooden arrows designed for children to an historic $700 billion financial-markets rescue that passed tonight by a vote of 74-25. The provision, originally proposed by Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Gordon Smith, will save manufacturers such as Rose City Archery in Myrtle Point, Oregon, about $200,000 a year."

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...N8L2k&refer=us

    Proposed by Oregon senators...for an arrow making company in Oregon. Who's buddies over there?
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    First man: So.... I see you vote "no" on the $700,000,000,000 bill. What is it going to take to make you vote "yes"?

    Second man: I have friends. Those friends need a little help. You tag the little arrow thing onto the back of the $700,000,000,000 bill... and you've got my "yes" vote.

    First man: Cool! Can do. In the bigger scheme of things, who gives a rats ass.

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    Time to go sheep hunting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Easto View Post
    $223M for Alaskan fisherman
    $192M for rum producers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
    $128M for auto racing
    $33M for companies operating in American Samoa
    $10M for film & TV production
    $6M for producers of wooden arrows

    "Those 'earmarks' may not be palatable to many House members, especially those concerned about fiscal spending and/or getting reelected."
    my question is: is anyone surprised by this at all??
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