Sunday, July 31, 2005

Delay overdue for a public barbecue

Lex Alexander points us to Think Progress who has the latest on Delay's dirty tricks. He cuts a prime cut of pork for the rogues back home from the convoluted energy bill that's about to make its way into law .
DeLay slipped “a $1.5 billion giveaway to the oil industry, Halliburton, and Sugar Land, Texas” into the energy bill.
But this isn’t a normal case of government pork. DeLay has completely dispensed with the democratic process. From a letter Rep. Henry Waxman just sent Speaker Dennis Hastert:
The provision was inserted into the energy legislation after the conference was closed, so members of the conference committee had no opportunity to consider or reject this measure.
The $1.5 billion won’t be administered by the government by a private consortium in DeLay’s district:
The subtitle appears to steer the administration of 75% of the $1.5 billion fund to a private consortium located in the district of Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Ordinarily, a large fund like this would be administered directly by the government.

I can't figure out if the guy is simply amoral or so divorced from reality that he thinks he can get away with any bloody outrageous breach of ethics he likes. I'm inclined to think he's simply lost his mind altogether. After all, this is the guy who thinks he is the government.

Hello Congress. Isn't it about time to skewer this porker?
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Anonymous Jim M. said...

Did you look at the entire energy and transportation bill? It's all pork and tax cuts to big businesses who are already avoiding paying taxes.
Skewer this porker? Hardly, all the little piggies in congress want to grow up to be just like him.

3:59:00 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

Just shows why we need to get rid of them durn Republocrats. Money for the rich, money for the war, nothing but a "go fuck yourself" for the poor.

5:05:00 PM  

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