May 31, 2007
So Much For 'Ending The Culture Of Corruption'Topics: Political News and commentaries
Didn't the Democrats more or less ride in to control of Congress with promises to end the "culture of corruption" and undue lobbyist influence? Unless what they really meant was ending the old one and starting a newer and bigger culture of corruption with even more lobbyist influence, clearly - they lied ...
After all, the Dems love earmarks waaaay tooo much to quit. Here, CNN investigates how Congress spends taxpayer money, and has found out that the Democratically-controlled Congress does so quickly, secretly and by the truckload:
Democrats controlling the House of Representatives demonstrated this month the hollowness of their claim that they have ended the corruption of 12 Republican years. Rep. John Murtha quietly slipped into the intelligence authorization bill two earmarks costing taxpayers $5.5 million. The beneficiary was a contractor headquartered in Murtha's hometown of Johnstown, Pa., whose executives have been generous political contributors to the powerful 17-term congressman.
This scandalous conduct would be unknown except for reforms by the new Democratic majority. But the remodeled system is not sufficiently transparent to expose in a timely manner machinations of Murtha and fellow earmarkers to his colleagues, much less to the public.
Posted by Richard at May 31, 2007 10:47 AM
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