There were promises of transparency and of a new kind of collaborative politics where establishment figures listened to ordinary Americans. We were going to see net spending cuts, tax cuts for nearly all Americans, an end to earmarks, legislation posted online for the public to review before it is signed into law, and a line-by-line review of the federal budget to remove wasteful programs.
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Put aside the blunders of TARP, Stimulus, Cap and Trade, and congressional representatives refusal to listen or even meet with their constituents. The Healthcare legislation actions of this Congress is nothing short of shameful.
The election of Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown exposes the buffoonery that our congressional representatives have been operating under since the enactment of TARP. Everything was a crisis and only Congress knew how to fix them. They are correct about one thing, there is a crisis but only elections will fix our problems. It's too late to apologize and we will not forget come this November.
I declare, let the apologies commence:
Gerald E. Connolly - Dem.
James P. Moran - Dem.
Thomas S. P. Perriello - Dem.
Robert C. ``Bobby'' Scott - Dem.
Rick Boucher - Dem.