Monday, September 26, 2005

Tom DeLay's words ring hollow

Tom DeLay has an Op-Ed in the Washington Times, Republicans will defend taxpayers, is in stark contrast to his claim that there is simply no fat left to cut in the federal budget. The Op-ed is several days too late and at least $16 billion short.

Here's a chuckler from the piece:

...This year, House Republicans streamlined the Appropriations Committee structure to allow for a more transparent, accountable legislative process for our annual spending bills. This reformed process will make it harder to hide excess spending and easier to save money in the future. Wasteful spending can be found and should be cut -- like the $89 billion that never made it into the $286 billion (formerly $375 billion) highway bill the president signed last month -- and as conservatives and Republicans, we should never let down our guard on this issue...
So Mr. DeLay is now crowing about the Highway Bill where the "final tab was inflated by $23 billion to cover the cost of 6,371 special requests from lawmakers – more than 40 times the "earmarks" seen during the Reagan years."

DeLay is still clueless and has to go.

Update: It's Time For Tom DeLay To Go -- Part 1 and It's Time For Tom DeLay To Go -- Part 2



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