Thursday, December 01, 2005
Milhouse recently posted an item about how some RINO's and the Dems blocked an earmark-less Labor-HHS-Spending bill. He pointed it out as an example of why we need more Republicans in the House and that we need to clear out the RINO's. We do indeed need to clear out the fiscal RINO's, but unfortunately, they're the one's who would benefit from an increase in the Republican majority. They're the ones who run the House. And they have been spending like mad. Despite the occasional good move, such as the non-earmarked bill and the anger over the "Bridge to Nowhere", there is still little fiscal sanity in either House of Congress, and no true fiscal conservative seems to have any source of power. With domestic spending rising as it has over the last 10 years, a non-earmarked bill seems like a quaint, if rare, gesture. It certainly won't make me change my mind that the current Republican's need a shake up, and I won't lose much sleep if they lose control of either the Senate or the House. The President hasn't shown much leadership in the fiscal realm either, so it makes little difference who is running Congress. When all the Republican's are fiscal RINO's, are the even Republican's anymore? My crisis of conscience continues unabated.