Thursday, September 1, 2011
doin' what comes natcherly
Members of Congress offering legislation that benefits their districts and key contributors. Hello! I guess this is newsworthy because the particular members mentioned are Tea Party types, who supposedly don't believe in political pork. Hypocrisy is a chronic disease among politicians, so we shouldn't expect much different. On the other hand, many candidates run not only on Big Issues like the size of government or involvement in foreign wars but also on other issues, like local folks who feel unfairly treated by government regulations or the tax code or some foreign competitors. That can justify a lot of legislation with parochial benefits.