Sen. Jim DeMint has just announced that he intends to have the house and senate Republicans ban earmarks.
“One of the first thing we’ll do in the House and Senate is ban earmarks as Republicans – that’ll get our eyes back on fixing our tax code, fixing social security and Medicare, getting America back to work.”
I don’t care what party you are from, this is a huge, huge victory. The very fact that a politician in power is even talking about a complete ban on earmarks is revolutionary.
If the republicans follow through with this, it will be a new age in politics!