H/T to Bluey Blog for alerting me to this site.
Lately, I have heard news about legislation being passed in Congress to limit the number of earmarks allowed in appropriations bills. This is a great idea and is designed to control government spending on unnecessary legislation such as the infamous Bridge to Nowhere. Thank goodness for Minority Leader John Boehner’s brilliant idea to create a website designed to hold certain legislators accountable for their spending habits. The website also gives information on a piece of legislation that is designed for earmark reform by Rep. Frank Wolf, Rep. Jack Kingston and Rep. Zach Wamp. It has been co-sponsored by many members of the House.
However, the liberal leftist House leaders fear this website, because it is exposing their high crimes of being porkers. These tax and spend Democrats do not want to be held accountable by their constituents for fear that it will ruin their tarnished reputations. Shame on Rep. Nancy Pelosi and the majority leadership for not allowing Americans to monitor their Representative’s spending behavior.
We deserve the right to check how our legislators are behaving in Congress. This website will only allow us to see how Congress is spending our hard earned tax dollars and hold them accountable when they make mistakes.
Today has been a sad day for all conservatives and National Review readers. William F. Buckley, Jr. died this morning at his home in Connecticut. He was a great conservative and pioneered his thoughts through the National Review, along with many op-eds. I admired Buckley for his strength and moxie to stand up against the mainstream media.
R.I.P. William F. Buckley, Jr. May your legacy continue to live on.
There was an interesting article in Human Events last week about how the U.S. Senate is appearing to be controlled once again by Democrats, even showing that Republicans will even lose a few more seats. John Gizzi, who is the Political Editor at Human Events made a few good points in the article that this could be a benefit or a problem depending on who is elected President in November. The outlook is not optimistic, and it is time that Republicans wake up and smell the coffee.
Once upon a time, our party was unified because we stood strong and advocated for principles. Principles that included: keeping government out of people’s lives, limiting unnecessary spending, and fighting for freedom. Now, it seems like the party is more interested in special interests and increasing the size of government. We are abandoning our principles and the voters have been sending our party a clear message for the past two years that we are out of line. The Congress and state legislatures are ours to lose, and if we continue to behave unethically or go against our principles, we will lose.
The polls for the U.S. Senate races are a wake up call to the Republican party. It is the time to return to commonsense principles for the good of our country.