Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Are You People Insane?

I just saw this headline at Politico: Even GOP says McCain must accept earmarks.

Out on the stump, John McCain gets wild applause each time he promises as president to veto every spending bill that contains an earmark.

But McCain will find it almost impossible to live up to his vow, and gridlock would result if Congress refused to go along with such an executive branch power grab.

And that’s what members of McCain’s own party are saying.

“I don’t think it’s the right approach,” said Rep. Ralph Regula, an Ohio Republican who has spent three decades on the House Appropriations Committee. “I haven’t done an earmark I wouldn’t be happy to have spread all over the front pages of the paper.”

Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-Fla.), a former Appropriations Committee chairman, warns that both parties in Congress would protect their power against a no-earmark policy.
The Republicans are going to lose a lot more seats than they expect, because I'm going to work against every single one of them if they don't straighten out and fly right.


Nick said...

Did the IL Republican Party go out and host a seminar on how to "Ruin Your Party, Lose Power and Become Irrelevant: One Easy Step!".

M. Simon said...

It is the whole Republican Party.

John_David_Galt said...

And gridlock would be a problem -- how?

We have way too many laws now. Gridlock in Congress is the best thing that could happen to America.

If Congress doesn't want to pass a budget that McCain will sign, then let the federal government shut down, as it did under Reagan. And let it stay that way as long as possible.