Watching Republican Minority Leader John Boehner get all prepped to become Speaker in January makes me feel like Tom Hanks at the end of Saving Private Ryan — whispering earn this to Ryan just before bleeding out. Well, maybe there’s a chance Boehner’s worthy after all:
WASHINGTON, DC – House Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after House Republicans adopted a unilateral moratorium on all earmarks, including tax and tariff-related earmarks:
“For millions of Americans, the earmark process in Congress has become a symbol of a broken Washington. Today House Republicans took an important step toward showing the American people we’re serious about reform by adopting an immediate, unilateral ban on all earmarks. But the more difficult battle lies ahead, and that’s stopping the spending spree in Washington that is saddling our children and grandchildren with trillions of dollars in debt. Only then will we have succeeded in bringing fundamental change to the way Congress spends taxpayers’ money.”
That’s a very small start, but it is something.