Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Spicing up the pork

They just can’t help themselves. They are addicted to being politicians.

Even as the most-watched bill in modern history is being rewritten, those slugs in Washington are acting like it was a backroom deal no one would ever find out about.

The computers is DC are smoking right now because they can’t keep up with the e-mails and faxes, the overwhelming majority of them telling congress to vote NO on the bailout.

And GWB is playing the old game of semantics: Don’t call it a “bailout” or I’ll have to persecute you, maybe with nucular weapons.

The pundits are calling it the most important financial bill since 1929. Maybe even the most important one in 100 years.

And yet our congress is throwing in all sorts of tax credits and special pork so it will appeal to the GOP. They aren’t revising the concept at all; just adding pork for this district or that.

They really don’t get it that “we the people” are sick and tired of all the amendments and attachments added to bills to get them passed. They have nothing to do with the subject matter but someone needs it in the bill so they’ll vote for it.

Did it ever occur to any of them that this is the essence of unethical behavior that separates them from the people? Have they been doing it for so long that they don’t even realize why it is repulsive?

All this talk of earmarks during this election and they are unable to stop.

Not to mention that giving tax breaks is contrary to the crux of this bill. If it passes we will need every penny of revenue we can get to start paying down the deficit.

This rewrite just reinforces the fact that they are out of touch.

If we can’t have line-item veto perhaps we can get their attention by tossing out the entire bill.

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