Open Secrets is a site that claims to be non-partisan. Would that not be refreshing?
I just learned about this site while listening to Dick Morris who is partisan. He worked in the Clinton Whitehouse and now is a contributor to Fox News.
Morris suggest that citizens check out ‘Open Secrets’ to learn how Senators are using earmarks to pay back those who contributed to their campaign in the bill that is currently before Congress.
Those who are paying attention know that the current bill is laden with earmarks and is another 2,000 page bill that hasn’t been read by Congress and that is being pushed to pass before Christmas:
Weeks after swearing off earmarks, many senators stand to gain tens of millions of dollars for pet projects in a massive spending bill that could be their last chance at the money before a more conservative Congress begins next month.
John McCain said it best when he asked, “. . Are we tone deaf? Are we stricken with amnesia?”
John, I think the answer is “yes” and “yes”.