How does a Democrat on Capitol Hill try to rescue herself by assuming the mantle of reform while keeping her deep-pocket donors happy? Easy. Championing an anti-pork law, and then tell your biggest donor how to get around it. Reason TV picks Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) as its Porker of the Month for assisting in a little shell game:
Reason.tv presents Citizens Against Government Waste’s Porker of the Month for July 2010: Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)!
Back in March, the House Appropriations Committee banned members of Congress from awarding earmarks to for-profit companies.
Kaptur publicly praised the new ban, but privately she taught corporations (including one of her biggest campaign contributors) how to get around it, thus ensuring that their steady diet of taxpayer-supplied pork would continue.
Open. Honest. Government.