Thank you Harry Reid!

He’s back and desperate for attention.  Who?  None other than Mr. Harry Reid.

Senators Coburn and DeMint has been fighting against earmarks and pork for sometime.  After being hoodwinked by Reid and Pelosi and their calls for better accountability, transparency, and less wasteful spending, he put forth legislation to put a one-year moratorium on earmarks.  Pretty good sounding huh?

Well, guess how Mr. Reid responded.  I will give you the quote so that you do not have to guess too hard:

“As we look back in history, the Founding Fathers would be cringing to hear people talking about eliminating earmarks,” Reid said, noting that the Founders dictated in the Constitution that all spending should originate in Congress, not the executive branch.”

Yes that is right!  Mr. Reid thinks that earmarking is a fundamental passed down from the founding fathers into our Constitution.  He even goes on to try and argue that Democrats have been leading the charge in increasing transparency and cleaning up government.  That is right Harry!  Now we can see where the earmarks are going and how you are wasting government money….but what about stopping them?  Thank goodness that this man is the Senate Majority Leader.  And thank you Nevadaians for electing him.

By the way, did you know that Ms. Clinton has passed earmarks over $200M to New York, Barack Obama over $100M to Illinois, and John McCain $ZERO to anybody???  You know what this equals???  Fiscal Conservative.

It is time for us as an electorate to stop saying that other politicians are bad and corrupt but that ours are okay.  That is a joke!  Congress has a record low approval rating right now even while they are promising the world to their constituents with no prospect or hope of delivering.  We need to stop putting wool over our eyes about “our guy” and have an objective look at things and see politicians for who they are. 


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