So November 2010 comes along and We The People say ENOUGH with the out of control spending from elected officials in DC. We even sent a whole new crop of Congressman to heed that call. What we didn’t do though is thoroughly destroy the “drug pushers” like Buck McKeon (R-CA) To Change Washington, We The People Need To Remove The Drug Pushers
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) bestowed its â€˜porker of the monthâ€™ honor on California Republican Rep. Howard â€œBuckâ€ McKeon this week for â€œhis dogged pursuit of pork and weaseling his way around the ongoing earmark ban.â€
The self-proclaimed â€œtaxpayer watchdogâ€ cited McKeonâ€™s role in establishing the Mission Force Enhancement Transfer Fund, which it calls a â€œ$1 billion slush fundâ€ created by the House Armed Services Committee chairman to circumvent House Republicansâ€™ ban on earmarks.
The final version of the fund, passed as part of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, â€œcontains 111 legislative provisions costing taxpayers $651.7 million,â€ according to CAGW. â€œ59 of the provisions, or 53 percent, appear to be similar to projects defined as earmarks in CAGWâ€™s 2010 Congressional Pig Book,â€ the group says.
According to CAGW, the fund â€œseems to be designed to allow members to secure pork for their districts without violating the congressional earmark moratorium.â€
You see people like McKeon will always find a way to subvert the will of the people. They have been there so long as to think that this to shall come to pass and that the American people will go back to sleep. They really haven’t heard the clarion call from We The People, that enough is enough. We didn’t sit out here screaming NO since 2008 and the TARP bill to allow those who would ignore us to continue on. It seems to me that if the TEA Party is going to be removing GOP Congressmen and Senators that they start with those who have been there longer then the screaming began!