Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Congress Fails To Police Itself

My Way News:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional watchdogs blasted an ethics reform bill pending in the House of Representatives on Tuesday as a 'scam' that would do little to curb the influence of money in politics.

'This legislation is so weak it's embarrassing,' said Chellie Pingree, president of Common Cause, a group promoting accountability in government.

[...]

"This bill is based on the premise that you can fool all of the people all of the time. This is an attempt at one of the greatest legislative scams that I have seen in 30 years of working on these issues," said Fred Wertheimer, president of the advocacy group Democracy 21.
The All-Republican-Majority government can't figure out how to fix itself. Why am I not surprised? The good news: if they can't figure it out before November, somebody else will.
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