In recent days, my Congressman, Marlin Stutzman, and his fellow Hoosier Congressman, Todd Rokita, have been criticized for opposing the Hurricane Sandy relief bill. One writer, Lou Quinto, went so far as to say Shame on both Congressmen Stutzman and Rokita.
The number one reason there was opposition to the relief bill in the first place was because of considerable pork attached to the bill in the first place, a point Quinto dismissed by contending that every bill is laced by pork attachments. I don't know about you, but shouldn't that be where the shame belongs and not with Congressmen Stutzman and Rokita?
This bill was designed to send money to help the survivors of a destructive hurricane, not to provide funding for other unrelated projects of any kind, yet Mr. Quinto isn't bothered by the fact other politicians decided to insert additional earmarks into a bill most everybody would tend to support. With the state of our economy, it's nice to see somebody in Congress calling attention to the fact this is happening and it needs to stop now.
Lou Quinto ought to cry Shame on those in Washington who are callous enough to try and insert pork attachments into a bill aimed at providing relief amidst a destructive hurricane, and call for an end to this kind of business-as-usual practice.