“The earmark process is subject to harsh criticism indeed…it’s riddled with secrecy, corruption, and wasteful spending…the system we have now is broken, and it’s not being fixed.”Judging by the silliness and filth that comes out of the mouths of many members of Congress, I am actually surprised to hear something that makes good cents. I am proud that at least one Senator from Texas is leading the charge.
Tragically, even the one-year moratorium on earmarking was too great a sacrifice for the political class in Washington to make. That bi-partisan pig was promptly killed and eaten by ravenous members of Congress. (Cornyn was not invited to the luau.) I strongly support Senator Cornyn as he continues the push for fair and transparent expenditures that hold up under public scrutiny. And if he can manage to put an end to earmarks, I think he deserves a real Hawaiian vacation. I'll even fundraise for his trip!
In the meantime, let's encourage one other U.S. Senator from Texas to see the light. Earmarks are NOT A-O-Kay! Let our taxpayer's rally cry be "Aloha, Pork! Bon voyage!" (The more venomous among us might add, "Don't let the door hit you where...")
Verse of the Day: Luke 8:33 (My favorite translation includes substituting the word "Congress" for "man". That's the KJ Version. -KJ)
GOD'S WORD® Translation (©1995)
The demons came out of the man and went into the pigs. Then the herd rushed down the cliff into the lake and drowned.
King James Bible
Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.