The GOP surged back into commanding control of Congress in November due to voters upset with earmarks, but now House Speaker-designate John Boehner has made an appointment to the key Appropriations Committee, which controls House tax policy, that has many conservatives and Tea Party types up in arms … and justifiably so.
Veteran House member Hal Rogers, a Republican from Kentucky, has a long and sullied history of indulging in earmarks, is apparently Boehner’s choice for the Appropriations chair. Really? A guy who loves earmarks, in charge of House tax policy? Really? I mean, never mind the personal insults like that Rogers could really use some diet pills that actually work; this is about whether he’s on board with the agenda the American people voted the GOP back in power to achieve. What a poor call.