View Full Version : "Dr. No" says yes to government funding for his district.

06-26-2007, 12:04 PM
What is Suzanne Gamboa's (from Associated Press) point here?
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"Dr. No" says yes to government funding for his district. (http://www.examiner.com/a-799760~_Dr__No__says_yes_to_government_funding_for _his_district_.html)

Jun 26, 2007 12:48 PM (1 hr 1 min ago)

WASHINGTON (Map, News) - He's known as "Dr. No" for all his votes against government spending, including a medal for the pope and civil rights leader Rosa Parks. But Rep. Ron Paul isn't saying no to spending in his district.

Paul, a presidential candidate and physician, has requested earmarks for about 50 items, largely for water projects, according to request letters released by his office.

Although he is a Republican, Paul espouses Libertarian values calling for limited government.

Those values led him to be the lone dissenter in a 2000 House vote to award a Congressional Gold Medal to John Paul II because of the cost to taxpayers.

But in written requests Paul submitted to the House Appropriations Committee, he asked for $8.6 million for the Army Corps of Engineers to maintain the Texas City Channel and $10 million for the Galveston Rail Causeway Bridge.


Full article HERE (http://www.examiner.com/a-799760~_Dr__No__says_yes_to_government_funding_for _his_district_.html) or HERE (http://www.myfoxhouston.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=3602564&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.3.1)

06-26-2007, 12:09 PM
Tom Lizardo, a Paul aide, said Paul has always asked for spending for his district in response to requests from local government officials.

"He feels the IRS takes the money and so it's (his) job to make sure money comes back in the district," Lizardo said.

However, Paul usually votes against final spending bills containing his earmarks when they reach the House floor.

I wonder if they'll make it big news, or keep it under wraps.

06-26-2007, 02:02 PM
Probably a nothing story.

It is his job as a representative to fight for the rights of his district, which is why he puts their interests in the legislation. It is his job as a public servant to uphold the constitution, therefore he votes against the budgets.

His voting record is still rock solid. What is he supposed to do, not get funding for his people? He is still consistent because of his voting record. Its a nothing story, but hopefully will get the name out there a little more.

The MSM is starting to pick up stories about him, negative or not thats a great thing. Lets get some positive stories out there.