Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The 22 Most Corrupt Members of Congress

In light of Congress recently sticking it to Washingtonians (the Senate narrowly voted down even hearing the DC Right to Vote bill), I'm posting the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington's (CREW) third annual report on "The 22 Most Corrupt Members of Congress". CREW has launched a tandem website, Beyond Delay, offering short summaries of each member’s transgressions as well as full-length profiles and accompanying exhibits. I read it, so should you.

You don't know exactly how congress is sticking it to Washingtonians? Oh, you do, but are caught up in that "Washington, DC is not a state" argument? Just check out these brief statistics that you too can view at the U.S. Census website:

Pop. State of Wyoming: 506,000 2005
Pop. of Washington DC: 554,000

Fed Tax Revenue of Wyoming: 2,245,265 Thousand Dollars
Fed Tax Revenue of Wash, DC: 3,963,547 Thousand Dollars

Wyoming Seats in Congress: 3
Wash., DC Seats in Congress: 0

Oh, I suppose there is an easier solution if one wants to preserve the sanctity of the Constitution and refuse D. C. citizens representation in Congress. Exclude D. C. citizens from Federal taxes. Or we could secede back to the United Kingdom. After all, our forefathers rebelled against the tyranny of one King George, a second shouldn't make much of a difference.

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