Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Congressional Republican's Hypocrisy
Via FOX News
Republican's could have demonstrated real leadership and fiscal responsibility but the Congressional Republican's are not much different than the Congressional Democrat's when it comes to earmarks.
Almost all of the GOP Senator's that voted with the Dem's included earmarks in the pork laden omnibus spending bill which Obama, quickly signed into law today.
Sen. Richard Shelby, R-AL was the second biggest porker with 64 earmarks totaling $114 Million Dollars; Sen. Thad Cochran, R-MS had 65 earmarks totaling $76 Million; Sen. Kit Bond, R-MO had $86 Million in earmarks; Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK had $74 Million in earmarks and Sen. Arlen Spector, R-PA had $25 Million in earmarks.
During his signing statement, "The One" claimed Congress needs tighter restraint on spending, before he signed the $410 Billion Dollar omnibus bill.
Does anyone really believe that either political party has the ability to actually reign in spending?
Democrats are now considering a second Economic Stimulus & Porker bill of more than $800 Billion Dollars, less than a month after Obama signed into law the first.
Where does spending end and fiscal discipline begin?
The Democrat-Republican Party, always claim following the elections, "we have heard from the American people." Politicians all make promises that mean nothing. One can only hope that the voters stop being so gullible and throw out the riffraff.
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