Earmarxist—A congressman or senator who adds earmarks to congressional bills.
We know they all do it, or at least most of them do, adding earmarks to bills for their state at the top level. These members of congress are best described as earmarxists, and no matter how much they deny being one, you know they can’t get away from the fact that they are one. With all the standstill, do-nothing going on on the Hill, it seems like the days of the earmarxist might soon be over, at least, until someone gets their way, and once the 2012 elections are over, a whole new crop of earmarxists will pop up, or by luck or sheer stupidity on the part of the voters, we’ll still have the same earmarxists that we currently have. If we, as voters, are lucky enough, to get some new blood up on the hill that want to movie things forward, save lives, and get our Clinton-era surpluses back, we need to find a way to make these earmarxists go. They make for great headlines at FoxNews and even better fodder for the Daily Show and MCNBC, but business as usual on the Hill has been anything but!
One-liner of the day:
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.