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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Finally, an honest politician???

I've given up believing the campaign promises of politicians, if only because it's better for my stomach. If something good comes along, all is well. Mostly I just hope that they don't screw things up too badly. Amazingly, the American system of business and community seems to be quite resilient to deal with mediocrity in government.

In any case, news today from the office of Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky. From Politico:
Freshman Sen. Rand Paul is making good on his promise to cut federal spending. The Kentucky Republican and tea-party favorite said Thursday he’s returning $500,000 to the U.S. Treasury — money from his operating budget that his office never spent.
“I ran to stop the reckless spending. And I ran to end the damaging process of elected officials acting as errand boys, competing to see who could bring back the biggest check and the most amount of pork,” Paul said at a news conference in Louisville, where he presented taxpayers with a massive mock check for $500,000.

Maybe there is someone who carries through on their promises. We shall see.

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