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Qtec
11-19-2010, 01:02 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Boehner’s Home State Tea Party Slams His Secret Plot To Kill The Congressional Ethics Office.



This November, the future <span style='font-size: 14pt'>House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) rode the Tea Party rhetoric to power, promising to gut “business as usual” on Capitol Hill. Touting an earmark ban and public access to bills as clear moves toward transparency, Boehner seemed demonstrably clear on another accountability issue – congressional ethics. “I think the American people expect that their members of Congress should be held to a high ethical standard,” he said in August.
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<span style='font-size: 20pt'>In spite of that expectation, Boehner is threatening to axe the Office of Congressional ethics.</span> Established in March of 2008 after the Jack Abramoff scandal, the Office of Congressional Ethics is responsible for “launching investigations of wrongdoings by House Members” in order to “stiffen the spine of the House ethics committee.” Operating as an inspector general of sorts, the OCE has “won praise for reviving the House’s notoriously moribund and secretive ethics process.” </div></div> link (http://thinkprogress.org/2010/11/18/boehner-ethics-tea/)

Same old GOP.

Q

Gayle in MD
11-20-2010, 09:07 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body">
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Boehner’s Home State Tea Party Slams His Secret Plot To Kill The Congressional Ethics Office.



This November, the future <span style='font-size: 14pt'>House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) rode the Tea Party rhetoric to power, promising to gut “business as usual” on Capitol Hill. Touting an earmark ban and public access to bills as clear moves toward transparency, Boehner seemed demonstrably clear on another accountability issue – congressional ethics. “I think the American people expect that their members of Congress should be held to a high ethical standard,” he said in August.
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<span style='font-size: 20pt'>In spite of that expectation, Boehner is threatening to axe the Office of Congressional ethics.</span> Established in March of 2008 after the Jack Abramoff scandal, the Office of Congressional Ethics is responsible for “launching investigations of wrongdoings by House Members” in order to “stiffen the spine of the House ethics committee.” Operating as an inspector general of sorts, the OCE has “won praise for reviving the House’s notoriously moribund and secretive ethics process.” </div></div> link (http://thinkprogress.org/2010/11/18/boehner-ethics-tea/)

Same old GOP.

Q </div></div>

Agreed. They will never change.

wolfdancer
11-20-2010, 10:27 AM
SSDD

LWW
11-20-2010, 12:57 PM
Thank God we have the TPM to hold the new congressional feet to the fire.

It's a shame the dembots never did the same to the old regime in the politburo.

Again, Snoopy confirms that the TPM has teeth and stands for govt being held responsible ... something the O-cult has never shown a desire for.

LWW