FINALLY … a step in the right direction.
Have Republicans finally wizened up and returned to their Conservative principle? With Obama’s out of control spending and record deficits, Republicans better differentiate themselves from Democrats and mean it. A complete ban on pork spending … could it become a reality?
Could Republicans finally be returning to Conservative principle?
As stated by Another Black Conservative, the Democrats, in an attempt to put lipstick on their corruption pig, banned earmarks to private companies yesterday. Only private companies?
However, Republicans upped the ante and went all in as House Republicans voted to ban all earmarks. It is a move in the right direction as the pork spending must come to an end.
House Republicans approved a conference-wide moratorium on earmarks on Thursday, one day after a House committee enacted a ban on for-profit earmarks.
The Republicans’ moratorium is more extensive than the House Appropriations Committee’s ban in that it applies to all earmarks for all members of the caucus.
House Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (Ind.) hailed the decision in an interview on Fox News.
“Republicans did something very dramatic today that’s going to make it very uncomfortable for business as usual,” he said. “So now House Republicans are going to the American people and saying we want a clean break from the runaway spending in the past. And that’s going to be quite a contrast from this Congress and the administration.”
This is only the beginning, but at least it is a start. Republicans now need to emphasize Pay-Go and really mean it, not PAY IT FORWARD. It will be interesting how this legislation plays out in the political environment we are in and the record Obama budget deficits.