Is Rand Paul Already Selling Out?
So Rand Paul talked the talk on earmarks but says he will "fight for Kentucky’s share of earmarks and federal pork, as long as it’s doled out transparently at the committee level and not parachuted in in the dead of night. “I will advocate for Kentucky’s interests,” he says."
The senior Senator from Kentucky agrees “As I think all of you know, you can eliminate every congressional earmark and save no money,” the Republican leader said. “It’s really an argument about discretion.”
I think McConnell is right about the arithmetic but the symbolism is deadly.
This is just the beginning of a string of broken promises by the newly empowered Republicans. The question is will the tea party voters call them on it or will they just lay down and be trampled on like what happened under Bush because it's OK if you are a Republican to break your word.
You Progressives have written the book on breaking one's word. The most transparent congress indeed. Of Obama eliminating lobbyists.
I know you have a slant, but statements like that erode credibility.
Slant? Give us a break. The only Conservative "R" slant is slant running up hill to the wealthy. Dummies in the working class continue to fight for the rich and vote against their own best interests. Unbelievable.
THE TEA PARTY
To be able to think critically, one must be able to think past the end of the sound bite that rankled you most. Pork needs to be stopped, made illegal. However, until there is a plurality that can end it, it would be irresponsible to allow ones constituants to pay into the tax pool and let the opportunists that didn't get voted out take all of it back to theirs. Surely even you can see that. And don't kid yourself, even with a republicrat majority in congress, the freeloaders are still in the majority in both the house and senate. For this revolution to come to fruition there is still a long way to go.
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