Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Question submitted for Republican debate

Porkopolis has submitted the following question to Mark Murray, coordinator of the upcoming debate (see details here) amongst the Republican candidates:

The recent Omnibus spending bills were bloated pieces of legislation with billions in pork barrel spending. The Sarbanes-Oxley financial responsibility law requires corporate leaders to personally vouch for the financial statements they present to the public. To do so, requires that CEOs actually read and vouch for the numbers in their annual reports.

Will you take a pledge to:

1. Read every bill, word for word, before you vote on it; and have your yes vote denote that you indeed have read the full bill?


2. Refrain from pork barrel spending, i.e.; special earmark spending that is placed into legislation outside of the established budgetary review process?

2 Comments:

Blogger Paul said...

I absolutely love that question.

If it doesn't get used in the debate you should solicit an answer from every candidate (of either party) and publish the results on your blog.

In any case ... keep us informed.

Paul

May 18, 2005 at 12:56 PM  
Anonymous Eric Minamyer said...

Your spending question is similar to one I answered on the Newsmakers Show, to air Sunday June 6 at 11:00 am.

Porkbarrel is the leading cause of the budget deficit. We need the Balanced Budget Amendment which I strongly support. In 16 years in office I have balanced all the budgets. The law required it but I would have done it anyway. Congress needs a legal requirement of a balanced budget or they cannot be trusted.

As for reading legislation prior to voting on it, I promise to do so. That is the main function of the job. If you don't do that you're probably only in Congress to feed your ego.

I have the experience and training to understand how the legislation will effect the citizens of the 2nd district.

If you want a forthright and honest Congressman, vote for Eric Minamyer on June 14.

June 3, 2005 at 1:52 PM  

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