Bribery with other people’s (our) money.
And since we’re already talking hundreds of millions of dollars here, we’re already talking serious money even by DC “standards.”
I’m thinking that voting these clowns out of office is only the first step in what needs to be done.
Reid defends deals
By Jake Sherman
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) offered a vigorous defense Monday of the deals in the Senate reform bill that benefit individual states, saying “it doesn’t speak well” of senators who didn’t secure such deals.
“There are 100 senators here and I don’t know that there’s a senator that doesn’t have something in this bill that isn’t important to them,” Reid said. “If they don’t have something in it important to them then it doesn’t speak well of them.”
He likened the legislation to the defense bill, which is thick with earmarks and other provisions benefitting individual members and even private corporations.
“That’s what legislations all about,” Reid said of the compromises. “It’s the art of compromise. In this great country of ours, Nevada has many different problems than does New Hampshire. Michigan has many different problems than does Georgia.”
I’m taken aback by the effrontery.