Here are the eight Republicans that voted to allow the largest tax increase in history.
Business as usual. Politics as usual. The Federal Government has become an entrenched political class. They have passed laws and implemented regulations that favor the incumbent politician and make politics a matter of power and not service to the nation.
There are five changes to the Constitution that could break this pattern.
The Internal Revenue Service today announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2008. Taxpayers may use the optional standard rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.
Here is another Porkbusters’ post, looking at the top earmarks in the HHS / Labor appropriations bill. Charley Rangel does pretty good.
The House is on record about earmarks, and it is not pretty.