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Ellison, Cravaack vote against spending bill

Rep. Keith Ellison
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Rep. Keith Ellison
Rep. Chip Cravaack
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Rep. Chip Cravaack

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With a fifty percent increase in spending the last few years, you'd think some dummies would get it. We need to roll back the spending and let government do what is in the constitution and not what the community organizers want when they play with numbers. These are people's LIVES, DA'S!

Unemployment benefits are extended for a mere two months and the president also has only 60 days to approve or disapprove the Keystone pipeline. The Bush tax cuts are also extended, as well as big bucks for the energy industry that were scheduled to expire.

Letters and petitions and threats of "I won't vote for you if you let this pipeline happen" should now be flooding the president's in-box and those of our reps and senators.

The Congress could perhaps avoid some of these showdowns where bad things are tied to good ones in order to blackmail the Dems and the president into voting for them if the U.S. Constitution were amended to adopt this measure from Minnesota's Constitution, Article IV, Section 17: No law shall embrace more than one subject, which shall be expressed in its title.

The republicans are giving Obama one last chance to approve that pipeline and its 20,000 union jobs before the campaign ads are produced that show Obama's allegiance is to the environmentalist wackos and not the working people in this county who need jobs.

Come on, Barry. Make our day.