Monday, January 28, 2008
Having Never Asked for Sacrifice, Bush Poised to Force Americans to Give Up Representation of Interest in Congress
Threatening to veto any bill that does not cut the number of earmarks in half is attempting to coerce Congress ahead of time to sell out their constituents' right to ask their elected representatives to legislate in their best interest. I'm not saying all earmarks are good ones. I'm saying that it is not the President's place to foreclose on options that the People exercise in their own best interest. There are better ways of reforming earmarks than this.