Friday, November 09, 2007

Hillary Scores

I think Hillary is going to do well in Iowa. According to The Hill she is this year's all time pork champion.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) has won tens of millions of dollars more in federal earmarks this year than her rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination, even though two of them have significantly more Senate seniority.

A review of the first three appropriations conference reports finished by Senate and House negotiators shows that Clinton has successfully requested at least $530 million worth of projects.

Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.), Clinton’s chief rival for the nomination, has so far won $40.6 million in earmarked funds for his constituents, despite the fact that his home-state colleague and booster, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), sits on the Appropriations Committee.
The Hill talks about this theft like it was a good thing. Twain was right: “America is a nation without a distinct criminal class...with the possible exception of Congress."

Where is Nixon when you need him? Say what you will about Nixon. He was not a crook. He left that sort of thing to his friends. Hillary's style is more direct. No intermediaries for her. She is in there grabbing with both fists as fast as she can grab. With Hil it is not going to be just a snatch and grab job, it is going to be organized. Pallets of cash carried out to waiting trucks.

1 comment:

Karridine said...

Historically, no democracy (democratic republic, Free World government, parliamentary form) has survived long past the point of discovering effective ways to STEAL from the public coffers, especially to reward Voters-Who-Vote-for-Us-Thieves...

Its about time to start thinking about America's next reincarnation, America's next transformational evolution: How Do We Want to Govern Ourselves?

What ideals do we want? What dynamics? What partisan/non-partisan attributes or characteristics do we want to carry forward? Which do we want to eliminate? How should our elected representatives deliberate?

Time for a Constitutional Congress, for THIS Day and Age...