Today's Spokesman Review brings us a short blurb containing more bluster about being serious about the deficit by banning earmarks.
This is a well-worn distraction from what most informed people would consider being serious about the deficit. Remember when the Republicans created a Select Committee on Earmark Reform and our own Cathy McMorris Rodgers was appointed the chair in December 2008? She and the committee were to develop a proposal by February 2009. When she began her third term in January 2009 she repeated her aim to get serious about earmarks.
And as of today, let alone February 2009, we got nothing from the select committee chaired by Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
Let's face it. If you want to get serious about balancing the budget, you need to deal with those expenses that seriously impact it. The posturing and bluster is getting old.