Despite the new Democratic congressional leadership’s promise of “openness and transparency” in the budget process, a CNN survey of the House found it nearly impossible to get information on lawmakers’ pet projects.
Staffers for only 31 of the 435 members of the House contacted by CNN between Wednesday and Friday of last week supplied a list of their earmark requests for Fiscal Year 2008, which begins on October 1, or pointed callers to Web sites where those earmark requests were posted.
Of the remainder, 68 declined to provide CNN with a list, and 329 either didn’t respond to requests or said they would get back to us, and didn’t.
So, it turns out that Democrats aren’t really reformers after all. They’re a cabal of corrupt crony crooks, just as they’ve always been ever since they oozed onto America’s shores. These clowns have been dirty since Aaron Burr, yet they still think they can point their fingers at the rest of us and sanctimoniously harp on and on about how we should do more to help the poor (read: lazy), the foreigners (read: terrorists), and the criminals (read: criminals). They never shut up about how everyone else should be nice to those trying to kill them or rob them; meanwhile, they line THEIR pockets with OUR money, and walk away chuckling.
When Senator Brownback becomes President, one of his first official acts will be to flush this scum down the toilet where it belongs. That is a promise, America.