Senate approves ethics bill 83-14, sends measure to President Bush

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    Senate approves ethics bill 83-14, sends measure to President Bush.

    This is a great day in history, finally some class on capitol hill. I cant wait to see how much money christian and gun lobbyist's try to give to republican candidates. No more secrets.

    Why would 14 republicans vote against this? Do they have something to hide? Do they not want ethics in congress?
     
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    Scroll down a bit to find the 'not so fine print':

    http://www.examiner.com/blogs/tapsc...30/Reid-and-Pelosi-are-gutting-earmark-reform

     
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    Because it falls short of requiring full disclosure of earmarks. Basically, they wanted a tougher bill. Why didn't the Democrats want to require full disclosure of all earmarks? Do they have something to hide? Do they not want tougher ethics in Congress?
     
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    this ain't perfect, but its far more than any ethics reforms from the previous republican congress's.
     
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    Maybe they didnt think it would muster up enough bipartisan support? Its a baby step in the right direction.

    Im not sure if republilcans would have even drafted an ethics bill, but who knows.
     
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    Because the Dems kept the tougher bill from passing. You're proud of that?
     
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    I duly noted your highly partisan opinion link, while at the same time noting that your always claming to be some sort of free-thinking non-partisan poster.

    This ain't perfect. But, its more that republicans ever did. Can more be done? Yes. But, who were the ones mostly standing in the way of stronger ethics reforms for the past 7 years? republicans.
     
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    The democrats and a handful of republicans, including Ted Stevens. Funny thing, many republicans have been more critical of Stevens and such than your party. Tells you something or it should.
     
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    "The democrats and a handful of republicans, including Ted Stevens"

    I have no idea what your talking about. The bill passed 84-14. What do you mean "a handfull of republicans"? Can you write in complete sentences please? Did you mean only a handful of republicans voted for the bill? My math suggests that a large majority of republicans voted for it.

    As for the republicans crying that the bill doesn't go far enough, or is not strong enough...this is the classic case of crocodile tears. They had 6 years to pass ethics reforms, and did nothing. Its laughable for them to suggest the bill isn't strong enough, or go far enough.

    Its not a perfect bill. But its better than anything the republicans ever offered.
     
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    what is your excuse for why previously democrat controlled congresses did not pass an ethics bill?

    any particular reason the dems did not wipe all eramarks?

    and lastly you should really question a group that has to pass an ethics bill to make them be ethical ....
     

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