Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday convinced Republicans to postpone votes on bringing back legislative earmarks until 2017 after reminding members of Donald Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” of Washington.
House Republicans were set to hold a secret ballot on changes to their internal conference rules that would have allowed lawmakers to direct spending to projects in their districts, under certain circumstances.
Based on what lawmakers were saying in the meeting, “it was likely that an earmark amendment would have passed,” according to a source in the room.
“Ultimately, the Speaker stepped in and urged that we not make this decision today,” the source said.
If Republicans want to exile themselves back to the dustbin of history on the national level, they should go right ahead and bring back earmarks. Yay, business as usual! Which is the reason THEY GOT DONALD FUCKING TRUMP as the GOP nominee!
Apparently, the only way we're going to be rid of these fucking big-government assholes is to literally drag them from the Capitol building by their hair, curb-stomp their heads into fucking pulp and throw them down the steps. And I for one volunteer to do the dragging, curb-stomping and throwing. I'll do it on my dime. I'll pay for the gas to drive up there. I'll pay for a hotel to rest up from all the dragging, stomping and throwing. And I'll pay for the fucking champagne to celebrate ridding the country of these fucking shitweasels for good.
If the GOP brings back earmarks, they'll lose their majority in the very next election as disgusted Americans run away from the corrupt party of earmarking porky bastards.