POSTED: Monday, November 29, 2010 - 7:46pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 9:02am
The Hill.com reports, Republican senators stand to lose nearly $2 billion in project money they requested for their home states if they stick with their leadership and block a year-end omnibus spending bill.
They need to do what the American people want and cut the pork. It doesn't matter if its Republican or Democratic pork- pork is pork. It's time to cinch up our rigging.
Didn't these guys see the midterm election results?
The Hill goes on to report some Democratic leaders hope they might be able to pick up a few Republican votes to pass new spending legislation for fiscal year 2011.
Here is the trouble, the same old Washington spending. Cut the spending.
Former Mississippi Senator Trent Lott said, once the newbies get to D.C., we'll indoctrinate them.
I heard today that 15% of newly elected congressmen will go to Washington D.C. and live in their office. This is symbolism. I hope others take heed.
There is no doubt in my mind that many elected officials in D.C. want this cost-cutting mentality to go away. They may be thinking now that the election is over, we can get back to the business at hand- spending money and buying votes. That's wrong thinking, no matter who is thinking it.
And I hope the spending party in D.C. is skinned back. It's time to cue up that old record "The party is over". Things can change if the elite in Washington D.C. really get the message that we have the keys to the car- not them