Monday, July 31, 2006

Earmark Reform Not Happening

Congressman Jeff Flake's 19 amendments in June brought earmarking out into the open.

The bright light illuminated a pretty ugly picture.

U.S. Representatives Hal Rogers, Anne Northup, and Ben Chandler joined 278 other members in voting for all 19 pieces of pork.

This is where Democrats really don't serve America well as an opposition party. It goes without saying they would only be worse on spending, so there is no way to hold GOP legislators' feet to the fire on this stuff.

The Club for Growth does good work knocking off the worst big spenders of both parties. They represent our best hope to restrain federal government waste. Help them if you can.