Wednesday, May 03, 2006

We Are Still Waiting

Another day has passed without Ed Bryant, Van Hilleary, and Bob Corker stating to the people of Tennessee how they would vote on the poor ethics bill drawn up by John Boehner and company currently in Congress.

This is one of the biggest issues in the 2006 elections and for the Republicans to run away from the issue shows their true colors.

Harold Ford Jr. isn't afraid to tell people where he stands on the issue: “I will vote no on this weak ethics reform bill because it does very little to rebuild people's confidence in Congress' integrity. To fix it, we should ban gifts to Congress, the Senate and their aides, double to two years the ban on lobbying by former members of Congress, end lavish junkets paid for by private groups and end all pork spending until we balance the budget. Even then, we should force up or down votes on every piece of pork submitted."

That is the type of leadership I want in my next U.S. Senator and only one person has demonstrated that kind of leadership--Harold Ford Jr.

Are Bryant, Hilleary, and Corker with Boehner or are they with Harold Ford Jr. and the people?
I think we all know the answer to that one.

Read about Congressman Ford's actions on ethics reform here! (1 , 2, 3)

Read about John Boehner's views opposing ethics reform here!

Read about John Boehner's broken promises regarding ethics reform here!