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ELLIS, Kan. - Two Kansas politicians have been getting the kind of media attention in the last week that should make citizens of this state cringe with embarrassment. One of these Kansas politicians is a sitting U.S. Senator, and the other one wants to be.


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Listening to senate subcommittees discuss amendments can serve as wake-up calls for citizens interested in learning about government spending and whether or not their legislators engage in pork barrel spending.

Here is one example that shows how a Republican lawmaker believes in and supports pet projects that cost tax payers millions of dollars.

The following text was taken from such a meeting held Aug. 4 when Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS) bucked majority votes and still came out with a victory for his earmarks.

HAYS, Kan. - My, oh my, oh my. Are the talking heads ever having a gabfest over President Barack Obama's proposed new budget. But I look at it this way. It took President George W. Bush eight years to tax-cut and spend us into this giant hole we're in, and it'll take the current President eight years to tax and save us out of it. And he won't win any popularity contests in the process.

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