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Detx
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Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 8:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://www.chron.com/disp/stor y.mpl/metropolitan/5641050.htm l

Anybody know how much Michigan got?
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Harsensis
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Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 - 9:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not sure what Michigan got, but the Houston Zoo is nice, much better than the mile you have to walk between exhibits at the Detroit Zoo. I do agree that the system is unfair how everything gets divided up, like the Boston Tunnel.
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Treelock
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Posted on Monday, March 24, 2008 - 1:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I heard a report the other day that said the House recently took up a bill that would eliminate all forms of earmarks, which help inflate our federal budget deficit and keep individual lawmakers popular among recipients. It was soundly defeated.
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Bob
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Posted on Monday, March 24, 2008 - 2:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

But all 3 presidential candidates voted to end earmarks.
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Iheartthed
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Posted on Monday, March 24, 2008 - 2:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Twenty two million dollars for a gym?!
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Bob
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Posted on Monday, March 24, 2008 - 2:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I guess everything really is bigger in Texas, including the earmarks.
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Nainrouge
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Posted on Monday, March 24, 2008 - 3:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We got very little. Anyone surprised?
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20080215/P OLITICS/802150332/1022/POLITIC S
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Detx
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Posted on Monday, March 24, 2008 - 8:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well if you don't ask you don't get. Good old Michigan leadership...

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