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OF THE WEEK
Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Author: Lee Conover, Political Correspondent
Senate Republicans new and old back earmark ban
I guess while Obama has lost touch with the American people
it looks like some Republicans got the message. I personally
hope this is just a start……..
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that
he would join his fellow Republicans in opposing earmarks,
bowing to pressure from Tea Party activists who see the
special project funding as a prime example of out-of-control
Speaking from the Senate floor, McConnell said that after discussing
the issue with his constituents in Kentucky and fellow Republicans
he supports the ban against earmarks. He stated that he didn’t
apologize for his past earmark spending and said "I know the good
that has come from the projects”.
I can see how McConnell feels the need to justify his past use of
earmarks but the practice has been abused . Out-of-control spending
is insane. They all better wake up and stop the waste. This is a
step in the correct direction.
President Barack Obama, who has pushed to limit earmarks, welcomed
McConnell's new position and added that Washington will need to do
more to cut down on waste. Like vote out Obama in 20012.
Senate Democrats have shown little support for and earmark
moratorium Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye
has said he supports greater transparency on earmarks but not a ban.
In a statement on Monday, Inouye said he was "disappointed" by
McConnell's statement, adding that it would weaken Congress's power
over federal spending.
Senator Jim DeMint, a strong supporter of the Tea Party movement,
has been pushing fellow Republicans to join a ban on earmarks when
the new Congress is seated in January. He has eight co-sponsors for
a moratorium and many of the newly elected Republican Senators also
back it, including Tea Party favorites Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and
"His statement today and tomorrow's vote to enact the moratorium
will send a clear signal to voters that Republicans heard the
message of the last election," DeMint said.
House Republican leaders said they plan an early vote on banning
earmarks in January when they're in control.
- Lee Conover
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