Dimwitocrat campaign promise #459,598: Make government more transparent. Make sure that when an 'earmark' is passed that it is easily displayed to the world and that the public can easily point fingers and laugh at some idiot congressman from West Buttcrack New York when they add in $1,700,000 in tax dollars to build a museum of dried earwax from famous people, for the Earwax capital of the world.
'Hey, something I actually agree with the Dimwits on', he says, awaiting the crack in the earth to form and swallow him up.
I hated the way the Republicans had become the Democrats of the 70's and 80's, spending money like drunken sailors on every little pet project and doing it in the dead of night so that the people didn't know what was going on. Granted, I'd say that 80% of the people couldn't even tell you what an earmark WAS, but still, that 20% of us are really passionate about those idiots not spending my tax dollars on preservation of the worlds largest ball of dryer lint in BumFalls Montana.
So, HairyReed, Dancing Nancy, and the others promised that they'd make things more transparent and pass a rule that required that all earmarks in appropriations be disclosed. However, the so-called rule that Dingy Hairy wanted passed would have only forced disclosure of 5% of the earmarks passed in the last year. 5%. That's 534 of 12,852. Luckily one of the few fiscally conservative Republicans left in the Senate, Jim Demint from South Carolina forced an amendment to require a much broader disclosure.
Yep, Dimwits are all about government transparency. We can see right through them.