OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Monday, January 09, 2006 :::

The Coburn/McCain Offensive

Just when it seems that there are no principled people left in national politics, one or two pop-up again to prove me wrong.

John Fund writes about a new effort from Sens. Tom Coburn and John McCain to challenge Congress's spending addiction:

Sens. Tom Coburn and John McCain now plan to challenge every hidden earmark. "If we aren't told who is asking for it, who benefits and its justification, we'll move to strike it," Mr. Coburn told me. He expects many earmarks to be quietly withdrawn rather than face such scrutiny.

An excellent effort, long overdue. (HT: Andrew).

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 1/09/2006 0 comments


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