Friday, January 27, 2006

Coburn and McCain vs. Washington

Tim Chapman over at posted a copy of a letter from Senators Coburn and McCain to Senator Frist.

Chapman's summary:

"Pasted below is an explanation of that letter from Senate staff. This is good news."

In short, Senators McCain and Coburn announced their commitment to challenge each and every earmark on the floor of the Senate. In addition to challenging each and every pork project, Senators Coburn and McCain will also oppose the inclusion in conference reports of any earmarks that did not pass either the House or Senate.
As stated in the letter, the practice of inserting earmarks into conference reports at the last minute “stifles debate and empowers well-heeled lobbyists at the expense of those who cannot afford access to power. Decisions about how taxpayer dollars are spent should not be made in the dark, behind closed doors.”

Go get 'em boys!

How about a McCain/Coburn ticket in 2008?

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