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House OKs ethics bill; Senate likely to follow

There are 7 comments on the Myrtle Beach Online story from Aug 1, 2007, titled House OKs ethics bill; Senate likely to follow. In it, Myrtle Beach Online reports that:

“None of these bills are perfect”

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WASHINGTON | New restrictions on lobbying and spending on lawmakers' pet projects, aimed at curbing corruption in Congress, cleared the House of Representatives on Tuesday, and Senate leaders said they expected to pass the legislation this week before leaving for their August recess.

Democratic leaders said the sweeping measure made good on their 2006 campaign promise to enact the strongest reforms in decades after scandals that led to the convictions of former Rep. Randy 'Duke' Cunningham and former lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Read more

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AlphaDog

United States

#2 Aug 1, 2007
lmao!! this is like putting a band-aid on a 3" deep, 9" long laceration. let the blood (dough) flow!
XOXO

Jupiter, FL

#3 Aug 1, 2007
At least the dems are trying to do something.

Now if they could retract the repubs. medicaid bill. You know, the plan that is robbing Americans blind with the highest R/X costs of any country in the WORLD? That would be worth cheering for.
left of Limbaugh

United States

#4 Aug 1, 2007
It is in fact the most that has ever been done.

Since: Feb 07

Whitman,Ma

#5 Aug 2, 2007
Never saw anyone go in and ask for a pay cut. I believe this baloney when it sticks.
Logical Thinker

United States

#6 Aug 2, 2007
Finally...at least we are going to have a little bit of transparency in the government.There has been enough looting of the American taxpayers money. I think they should go ahead and do away with lobbying all together!
Crusher

Eugene, OR

#7 Aug 3, 2007
Explain the "Bridge to Nowhere." Now, how could that happen?

The credibility of our government was lost in the Bush war, thanks to the Republicans. When the voters speak, heads are going to roll.
left of Limbaugh

United States

#8 Aug 6, 2007
Crusher wrote:
Explain the "Bridge to Nowhere." Now, how could that happen?
The credibility of our government was lost in the Bush war, thanks to the Republicans. When the voters speak, heads are going to roll.
Explanation, You or your buddies buy some land cheap because you can't get to it and then you have the taxpayers build the bridge.

In California you buy desert land and then you buy the politicians to get the taxpayers to pay for the conveyance of the water at a subsidised price.

In Iraq you pull the politicians out of your pocket to get the Army, paid for by the taxpayers to secure the country so you can get the oil cheaper.

If you are part of the defense industry you have Condoleeza Rice set up a 20 billion deal with the Saudi's a country who's citizens made up the majority of the 911 terrorists and who contribute more money to terrorists group than any other Arab citizens by all accounts rivalling even the funding from other countries like Iran and Syria.

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