What if they weren't there?

The Free Liberal
by Paul Jacob

10/23/06

The first line of the New York Times article says: 'Nine months after Congressional leaders vowed to respond to several bribery scandals with comprehensive reforms, their pledges have come to next to nothing.' It seems lawmakers are still 'clinging to their pet projects.' Under much pressure, the U.S. House passed a new rule that requires individual lawmakers to stick their names on some of the projects they try to sneak into spending bills. I've talked about this measure before. But, I'm told, the vast majority of earmarks would be unaffected by the requirement. And unless renewed, the rule would expire at the end of the current session. Oh really. A thought flashed into mind as soon as I read this: What if congressmen were term-limited?

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