October 2, 2008

Senator, You're Sweet Enough

Monique Chartier

A ton of pork, referred to as "sweeteners" - i.e., sweetening the deal so as to obtain the commitment of an individual senator to the bill - made it into the bailout bill passed by the Senate last night.

If this is indeed the major financial crisis represented by some of our elected officials, why do senators have to be bribed to do the right thing and vote in favor of this bill? If they believed this measure was necessary, they should have voted for it without insisting on the addition of pork. If they do not believe this measure is necessary, then what they did was vote for pork (itself defined as unnecessary spending) with a $700 billion surcharge.

Comments, although monitored, are not necessarily representative of the views Anchor Rising's contributors or approved by them. We reserve the right to delete or modify comments for any reason.

This is a very interesting video on this financial mess:


Posted by: Mike Cappelli at October 2, 2008 10:15 AM
Post a comment

Remember personal info?

Important note: The text "http:" cannot appear anywhere in your comment.