Wednesday, October 10, 2007

It's About Time

Today, our Representative Scott Garrett joined the vast majority of the rest of the House in voting for a bill imposing fines and jail on war profiteers. The question of "what took you guys so long" is a fair question for anyone having taxes taken out of their paycheck or filing quarterly to ask. Reports of contract abuse have been coming out almost since the beginning of the Iraq war and Congress has, until today, turned a very blind eye to the problem.

The Republicans let this theft of taxpayer dollars go on for the better part of 4 years, and the Democrats have waited 10 months to vote on something to deal with this. I'm glad they passed it, and whoever the Republican holding up the Senate version is, they should be seriously leaned on to release the hold. If they won't let it go, or come forward and explain why not, someone should out them. No Senator or House member should defend contractors who are stealing from us.

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