Thursday, March 11, 2010

Republicans acting like the "good" child

House Republicans have put a self imposed ban on all earmarks for the rest of the year. This is an attempt to expose the "back room" deals the Democrats are making to get health care reform passed.

“No doubt earmarks are being talked about in a different way by the democratic majority,” said Rep. Mike Pence, the chairman of the Republican Conference, from Indiana.

Pence said Democrats were cutting “backroom deals” to persuade reluctant House Democrats to vote for the president’s proposal, and said “the American people want us to change business as usual.”

House Minority Whip Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, said that Democrats’ promises to clean up Washington politics “is being broken every day.”

Don't get me wrong, I think this is a good thing, but why now?? Because it is politically expedient. Anyone who has siblings is all to familiar with this tactic, you merely stay out of trouble and do what you are suppose to while your brother is in trouble and you are consider the "good" child.

Let's hope the ban last longer than the election year!

1 comment:

  1. "Let's hope the ban last longer than the election year!" It better or they will be next!