A More Ethical Congress? Yeah Right…


Political_pigsLast November the Democrats ran on the basis that the Republican’s were unethical and it was time to clean up the mess. Well, they might have been right on the first part, 14 years of power has a corrupting influence, but the second part was an outright lie.

Democrats are sidestepping rules approved their first day in power in January to clearly identify “earmarks” — lawmakers’ requests for specific projects and contracts for their states.
Rather than including specific pet projects, grants and contracts in legislation as it is being written, Democrats are following an order by the House Appropriations Committee chairman to keep the bills free of such earmarks until it is too late for critics to effectively challenge them.

So they come in saying that earmarks, or legislation that provides huge amounts of pork to their district, will have to be announced and have the Congressman’s name on them for the media, then later on they go right back sneaking billions of dollars into the pockets of their supporters.

As Instapundit has said “Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss.”

Rep. David Obey (news, bio, voting record), D-Wis., says those requests for dams, community grants and research contracts for favored universities or hospitals will be added to spending measures in the fall. That is when House and Senate negotiators assemble final bills.
Such requests total billions of dollars.
As a result, most lawmakers will not get a chance to oppose specific projects as wasteful or questionable when the spending bills for various agencies get their first votes in the full House in June. via  Yahoo! News.

Posted June 3, 2007 by
Corruption, Politics | 4 comments

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  • Comments

    4 Responses to “A More Ethical Congress? Yeah Right…”

    1. Miss-Underestimated on June 3rd, 2007 10:40 am

      Have they yet worked a 5 day week? What have they done in the first 100 days? Nancy P, came out with her whip, stating she was going to change it all.

      They are playing with Political fire, they are forgetting the presidential election.

      Is what they are doing illegal?

    2. katablog.com on June 3rd, 2007 4:49 pm

      Between the pork and the attempt to legalize illegal aliens, we have NO representation in government. Might be time for another tea party.

    3. Allan K on June 3rd, 2007 5:09 pm

      Whats the difference you can chose from one loser or another loser!

    4. Susan on June 3rd, 2007 8:33 pm

      Allan K, chosing the least of two evils is very important :-)

      One word comes to mind when I think of politicians, “PIGS”! The elephant and ass (I meant donkey) do look mighty “piggish”, don’t they?

      Whatever happened to representing the “people”? They got some splaining to do…

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