March 9, 2006

N&O Slimy Senators

If you want to see how the game is played in DC here is a good example of how the Republican leadership punishes those who oppose them.
This is the final paragraph in an N&O article on the Senate's puny attempt at reforming lobbyist corruption
The Senate also approved by voice an amendment by Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., that would force senators who vote against annual cost-of-living pay raises to turn over those raises to the Treasury to help pay for veterans' health programs.
Remember the majority party controls how votes are taken either voice or by computer. When you vote by computer everyone knows who votes. So this vote is designed to keep Senators from voting against giving themselves raises, no matter how wrong they may think it is.

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