The task for the Republicans who will control the House of Representatives in 2011 will indeed test their mettle and the manner in which they will respond to the “reasonable demands” of Americans through the Tea Party. It is understood that the latter, while not a party has espoused a consensus set forward by America as evidenced by the results of the recent midterm elections. People like Rogers, who have abused the use of earmarks will play a prominent role in the new 112th Congress. ALL EARMARKS MUST BE NO LONGER PART OF BUSINESS AS USUAL OR TOLERATED. This will be an enormous test for the new speaker of the house to reign in those members of the party that have learned nothing from the election or have not determined the mood of the American people. If Rogers does not meet the test, he should not be given any important committee chairmanship, his tenure not withstanding. Republicans must be held to a higher standard now. Democrats, having no standards or ethics, will fall out with the rubbish whether lame duck or not.
REP. HAL ROGERS, KENTUCKY 5TH DISTRICT IS A REPUBLICAN EARMARK OFFENDER