Obama: I Can Quit Spending Any Time I Want To!
Update: Jake Tapper notes that it was one year ago this week that then-Sen. Obama (D-IL) “swooped in from the campaign trail to — along with then-Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. — vote for an amendment to impose a one-year moratorium on earmarks for fiscal year 2009.” What a difference a year and a change in power makes, eh? I will | Read More »
This is “Unprecedented Transparency”?
The claim that President Obama and Speaker Pelosi were going to bring “unprecedented transparency, rigorous oversight and clear accountability” to government, “so taxpayers know how their money is being spent and whether it is achieving results,” has proven to be even less grounded in truth than skeptics like myself initially expected. Note Exhibit A, at right: the conference report on the $800 billion “stimulus” bill, | Read More »
Democrats Break Unanimously-Approved 48 Hour Review Rule, Allow One Night to Read 1,434-page “Stimulus” Before Vote
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) released the following statement about the “stimulus” and the floor action schedule for tomorrow: The House is scheduled to meet at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow and is expected to proceed directly to consideration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment conference report. The conference report text will be filed this evening, giving members enough time to review the conference report before | Read More »