Monday, October 08, 2007

Hillary Clinton Reigns as Queen of Federal Pork

Hillary Clinton Reigns as Queen of Federal Pork
By Kevin Hassett


Democrats came into power this year promising meaningful earmark reform to a U.S. electorate that was rightly disgusted with Congress's free-spending habits. Today, earmarks continue to be out of control, and the predictable result is that the Democratic Congress is now even less popular in national polls than the Republican one before it.

There is an underappreciated angle to the story of how lawmakers steer federal funds toward their pet projects that may yet swing the next presidential election. Democrats have been so busy preparing the coronation of Hillary Clinton that they have failed to train a critical eye on her record.

When it comes to earmarks, an issue that voters responded to more than any other in the last election except for Iraq, her record is about as bad as it gets. If Dennis Hastert was the king of earmarks, Hillary Clinton was his queen. Republicans had their ``bridge to nowhere.'' Hillary has her knitting mill.

The statistics speak for themselves. Ever since she arrived in Washington, Hillary has worked tirelessly to bring the pork home to her adopted state, New York. It used to be that such efforts were cloaked in secrecy. No longer.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous bobcat said...

Jeez, these people will never quit. The hypocrisy just astounds me!

12:03 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

And they are in such denial, that they can't see themselves. It's a huge blindspot they have, based on, the ends justify the means! Plus, they 'feel' very sincere, and we don't 'feel' the same way they do, so we must be wrong!

tmw

5:59 PM  
Anonymous catsala said...

Merry Widow, you explained it just right. Only I don't think they are in denial; I think they truly don't care. Just not a good way to run a country!

9:20 PM  

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