[Rushtalk] House and Senate Republicans Might Legalize Bribery ?

Carl Spitzer cwsiv at keepandbeararms.com
Sun Dec 14 21:04:17 MST 2014

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Folks ,It  looks like the RINOs are  making a push  to take 

                      Next Week, House and Senate 
                      Republicans Might Legalize 
          Erickson (Diary)  |  November 14th, 2014 at 04:30 AM
Sources in both the House and Senate are expressing grave concern to me
  that Republicans are about to legalize bribery. If you will recall,
   several years ago after a host of arrests of members of Congress,
 indictments, and bridges to nowhere, public outrage caused Congress to
                             ban earmarks.
  The earmarks were serving as bribery. Politicians would get earmarks
 sent to state and local public institutions and congressional leaders
 would grant and withhold earmarks as bribes to get congressmen to vote
                            particular ways.
 Senate Republicans are dragging their feet and there are, according to
    Senate sources, strong signals the GOP intends to end the Senate
earmarks ban. Just yesterday, Senate Republicans refused to approve the
                             earmarks ban.
  On the House side, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL) is introducing an
 amendment to House rules that would allow an exception to the earmarks
 ban for “State, locality (including county and city governments), or a
public utility or other public entity.” A House source tells me Speaker
   Boehner has been firmly committed to keeping the earmarks ban, but
      worries other Republicans may latch on to Rogers’ exception.
    It is worth noting that virtually all earmarks go to “State[s],
   localit[ies] (including county and city governments), [and] public
 With Senators Tom Coburn and Jim DeMint out of the picture, the Senate
    seems more likely than the House to move forward on this issue.
Sen. Tom Coburn ,Senate Republican Average 85%, referred to earmarks at
“the gateway drug” for big spending. The earmarks themselves were often
   relatively small, but they were given by leadership to members of
 Congress as a form of bribery to induce those members to vote for much
                       larger spending packages.
  It would be a shame for either the House or Senate to give up on the
   earmarks ban — particularly when outrage over Republican behavior
 related, in part, to corruption induced through earmarks led to their
                      devastating losses in 2006.
  You can connect to your member of Congress through the congressional
 switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and express your support for continuing
                           the earmarks ban.

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