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Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by exscentric, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. exscentric

    exscentric Well-Known Member
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    Bailout bill passed - they wanted to get more earmarks written in before leaving.

    "By one estimate, the bill includes 2,322 pet projects sought by lawmakers for their home districts and states, totaling $6.6 billion."

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080928/ap_on_el_pr/mccain
     
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    That was not the bailout bill. It was the appropriations bill. They haven't voted on the bailout bill yet.

    Also, Congress hasn't left. It is still in session this week.
     
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    Thought he was talking about the bail out when I saw him on tv today, didn't read the full article - don't know if the bailout has them or not but I'd bet there are some landmines built in.

    They did a 23 billion bill for car makers as well - busy little beavers!
     
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    I noticed this slipped through under the radar also. I hope the car makers bill encourages hybrid development as well as alternate fuels.
     
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    ' GM spokesman Greg Martin said in a statement that the loans “will support advanced technology development and implementation and will help speed the transition to cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles.” '

    - www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080927/BUSINESS01/80927019&imw=Y
     
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    Have you seen the new hybrid Escaldes are only getting 20MPG? Something seems wrong so I hope they do much more developing so they can get that to 40 or 50MPG.

    http://www.cadillac.com/cadillacjsp/model/landing.jsp?model=hybrid&year=2009
     
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    Yes, I noticed that in the TV ad, LeBuick.
     
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