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OkieGentleman
November 26, 2012, 11:07 PM
http://news.msn.com/politics/gop-blocks-bill-to-give-hunters-more-land-access

Sounds like we need to contact some Congressmen and Senators and ask them what they think they are doing!

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Bubbles
November 27, 2012, 10:37 AM
Unfortunately the article said nothing about how the funds associated with the bill were to be spent, nor did it state which spending rules the bill would violate. Without knowing that we don't know if killing the bill was a good thing or a bad thing.

tyeo098
November 27, 2012, 10:40 AM
GOP against the bill, Democrats for it?

Something smells fishy...

k_dawg
November 27, 2012, 06:07 PM
It's a classic media tactic: only highlight part of the bill, but do not provide the necessary information to decide on the entire bill.

If they voted for the entire bill, the media would be screaming how the GOP allowed Bambi to be hunted.

ConstitutionCowboy
November 27, 2012, 06:17 PM
Obviously, those senators know something about those "conservation" aspects of the bill that we don't know. MSN certainly won't spill the beans if it makes those opposing senators look good. We need to know more.

Look at the politicking going on here as well. The left loves to wrap nasty, unpopular agenda in issues that are politically difficult for conservatives to turn down. It's a loose-loose situation: We loose if it is passed and more government spending is hoisted upon our backs, and we loose if we pass up the chance to hunt in more places, bring in trophies bagged years ago, and our lead ammo is not better protected.

Woody

OkieGentleman
November 27, 2012, 09:01 PM
I wish to apologize to the other members of this forum for not following proper etiquette in introducing this subject. I was so angry at the article on the MSN site that I forgot to stop and look harder at the source of the material. I also used some symbols to indicate my opinion of our politicians that I should not have use on this forum. So please consider this my formal apology.

Kush
November 27, 2012, 09:09 PM
Wow another article about legislation that doesn't include the bill number. Do the reporters think they can give you a better explanation that if you read the bill yourself?

oneounceload
November 28, 2012, 10:00 AM
How did the bill provide for the funding? That would mean yet another tax increase

Neverwinter
November 29, 2012, 01:33 AM
A better article with more clarification (http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/senators-try-to-bring-back-sportsmens-act/2012/11/28/eade6f54-3996-11e2-8a97-363b0f9a0ab3_story.html)
The measure would raise the price of duck stamps, which hunters affix to their hunting licenses, to $25 from $15. Because the federal government uses the proceeds from the stamps to buy wetlands used by waterfowl, the Congressional Budget Office estimated this would mean $132 million in new spending in the next decade.

Sessions argued that this expenditure would violate the Budget Control Act of 2011, which set spending caps on congressional panels including the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, which has jurisdiction over the program. “When we make an agreement, I think we ought to adhere to it,” Sessions said.

ConstitutionCowboy
November 29, 2012, 10:02 AM
Whatever the purpose, I object to the Feral Government buying more of our land, even if it is under the guise of preserving wetlands for water foul. Once the Feral Government owns the land, it's a short step to prohibit hunting upon those lands by whatever bureaucracy is "in charge" of those lands.

Woody

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