Friday, May 05, 2006

Conservative Publication Says Harold Ford Jr. Sounds More Fiscally Responsible Than Trent Lott

In a May 4th article on Human Events Online, conservative writer for the Institute for Policy Innovation, Merril Matthews says Congressman Harold Ford Jr. sounds more fiscally responsible than Senator Trent Lott.

Matthews notes:

A statement from Sen. Trent Lott, a Mississippi Republican, about groups that hold members of Congress accountable for millions of dollars in special-interest spending, known as “earmarks.”

“I'm getting damn tired of hearing from them. They have been nothing but trouble ever since Katrina.”

A statement from Rep. Harold Ford, a Tennessee Democrat:

“First, institute a ‘stand by your earmark’ rule. If a member of Congress wants to insert an earmark into a bill at the final stage of the legislative process, he should be forced to sign his name to the provision and explain why it is in the interests of the nation as a whole.”

Now, which political party, Republican or Democrat, sounds more fiscally responsible? You must decide—come November.

Read between the lines and you will come to the conlusion that I came to: Matthews is another level headed conservative that is willing to admit Harold Ford Jr. is one of our nation's leading people on fiscal responsibility.