Saturday, December 26, 2009

All politics is not local

The House of Representatives has no problem weighing in on national issues not related to local politics when it serves their purpose. When they want to obstruct things, though, the pledge to the local is always trotted out, arguing that since it doesn't effect the district that they don't have a reason to care about it. This is an excuse, not a principle. Politicians making a plea for the local also don't have a problem accepting money from out of state interests who have little to do with their district, but I guess that's rather a hush hush topic.

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