[Rushtalk] House and Senate Republicans Might Legalize Bribery ?
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
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
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
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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