Monday, December 13, 2010

Tax Cut Compromise is a Misappropriation!

Hat tip goes to http://twitter.com/#!/GretaWire and http://GretaWire.blogs.foxnews.com/ where I first saw a link to Greta Van Susterens’ excellent interview of Representative Jeff Flake (R-AZ) regarding the (Soetoro aka) Obama-GOP tax cut compromise.


Here is an excerpt of a recent WashingtonPost.com article regarding Congressman Flake:
  
Arizona Republican Rep. Jeff Flake, a strident foe of Congress' earmarking process, has won a spot on the House Appropriations Committee.
 The House GOP transition office announced Friday that Flake was selected by the House Republican Steering Committee to join the spending committee.
 House Speaker-designate John Boehner (R-Ohio) got behind Flake's bid earlier this week, in an overture to fiscal conservatives who have vowed to slash spending in the new Congress.
The announcement sets up an all-but-certain clash between Flake and Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), who was tapped on Tuesday to serve as the committee's next chairman. Rogers is a longtime earmarking proponent whose support for the pet projects earned him the nickname "Prince of Pork." …

 Read more of Felicia Sonmezs WashingtonPost.com article, “Earmark opponent Flake gets spot on House Appropriations.”

 

Hopefully people like Rep. Flake will keep questionable conservatives like Hal “King of Pork” Rogers on track to get government spending under control. Otherwise, the American people will dismiss many members of Congress as they did in ’06, ’08 and again this year, regardless of party affiliation.  

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