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  •  I think this is strategic. (1+ / 0-)
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    And if played correctly will result in the GOP having to either defend earmarks or lose the political advantage when their states get new stuff without their names on it.

    Mr Waldman said up thread:

    Much of the money will end up going to exactly the same place. It'll just be sent there by the Department of Agriculture instead of Senator Bumpus.

    I like this idea. This could be useful in combatting the demonization of the federal government.

    Ds see human suffering and wonder what they can do to relieve it. Rs see human suffering and wonder how they can profit from it.

    by JTinDC on Tue Feb 01, 2011 at 05:14:29 PM PST

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