Continued culture of corruption

Freedom Politics
by Gary Galles

12/14/09

In 2006, Republican earmark scandals helped Democrats re-capture control of the House of Representatives. Speaker Nancy Pelosi promised to address the ‘culture of corruption’ by introducing earmark reforms on Congress’ opening day. How have those reforms turned out? Progress is hard to identify, with the House’s just-passed (with no Republican votes) omnibus spending bill including over 5,000 earmarks worth almost $4 billion, and the military spending bill expected to add more than that. And all that is offered as justification are recycled invalid arguments...

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