Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Congress shows its anti-life colors.
Tom Coburn is an obstretician and a Senator from Oklahoma. He promised to remain a citizen doctor if he was elected. The senate ethics committee than said it was wrong to earn money outside the Senate (except for novels or creative works.) This creative exemption is for services which are bought not because you are a Senator. Ignore Gingrich, Boxer and Hatch who cashed in on their Senate experience with some really awful novels/songs. The rule itself is stupid as it pretends that a Senator needs full attention to do his job.

3 Comments:

At 5:52 PM, Blogger Shmuli said...

Gingrich was never a Senator. Is the ban only on outside income? I imagine Coburn was not doing this for the extra income, but rather for the electoral cache. Can't he just donate his services to a hospital?

 
At 9:57 PM, Blogger Shmuli said...

I think Coburn is trying to get kicked out of the Senate. He left the House after they forbade him to deliver babies. Right now, everybody hates him because he's trying to cut pork. I bet he (like everybody else in the Senate) is just thinking about running for President.

Actually Rachel

 
At 9:22 AM, Blogger Mike said...

I believe he left after his self-imposed term limit was up supposedly. The point is that these ethics rules are pointless and stupid. I was wrong about Gingrich though.

 

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