House Republicans Vote to Ban All Earmarks … Return to Conservative Principles

 

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?

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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.



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    3 Responses to “House Republicans Vote to Ban All Earmarks … Return to Conservative Principles”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on March 12th, 2010 11:41 am

      Did “we the people” finally get the attention of the Republican party? This is a tiny first step, but there is nothing to stop the congress from renaming the act of attaching a special provision to a bill and ignoring the fact that it is in reality an “earmark” because it is called something else.
      The real change must be that no bill may be ammended to include a subject outside the purpose for which the bill was written.
      This means that the congress must have single function bills.
      Another thing that should be considered is limiting the physical size to a reasonable number of pages that MUST be read by the legislator themselves, not an aid prior to the vote. And if the act of reading the bill is to hard for a particular member of congress, that aught to tell the people that they have elected the wrong person to represent them and they should be replaced.
      Step number two would be to eliminate all lobyists from every state house and the federal government.

    2. nurturer on March 12th, 2010 6:11 pm

      I thought the Anti-Christ said he was going to stop all earmarks. What happened?

    3. rightknight on March 12th, 2010 6:52 pm

      Heck, I and many others were just beginning to
      enjoy working our lives to the bone to earn money
      and security so that a bunch of Political Parasites
      could steal it and pass it around to their friends and
      voters.

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