Quote from DeLay

  1. "The time has come that the American people know exactly what their Representatives are doing here in Washington. Are they feeding at the public trough, taking lobbyist-paid vacations, getting wined and dined by special interest groups? Or are they working hard to represent their constituents? The people, the American people, have a right to know...I say the best disinfectant is full disclosure, not isolation."

    - U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, 11/16/95
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  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from Tweety
    "The time has come that the American people know exactly what their Representatives are doing here in Washington. Are they feeding at the public trough, taking lobbyist-paid vacations, getting wined and dined by special interest groups? Or are they working hard to represent their constituents? The people, the American people, have a right to know...I say the best disinfectant is full disclosure, not isolation."

    - U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, 11/16/95
    And what I say is, this man's so full of $H^! his eyes are brown. :stone
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    He and Frist are two dangerous politicians. They bear very close watching.
  5. by   Thunderwolf
    That is what happens when you mix Corporate mindset with politics. Thomas Jefferson was so against this in his day...the corporate daddys of that time. People really should read a little of our own country's history regarding the early Federalist agenda in enslaving our nation for their profit and Thomas Jefferson's constant struggle to ensure that they did not...for the betterment of our country. Thomas Jefferson would probably not agree too terribly much with our country's current direction. He may even feel that it may be responsible for our moral decline as a nation. Wealthy, arrogant, self serving leaders do not make a great American leader...nor make a great nation.
  6. by   Mkue
    Quote from Tweety
    "The time has come that the American people know exactly what their Representatives are doing here in Washington. Are they feeding at the public trough, taking lobbyist-paid vacations, getting wined and dined by special interest groups? Or are they working hard to represent their constituents? The people, the American people, have a right to know...I say the best disinfectant is full disclosure, not isolation."

    - U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, 11/16/95
    If the motivation is to shape up both parties I'm all for it. Are they (Represenatives) really working for us or are they spending most of their time bickering, back stabbing and digging up political dirt on their opponants? Who is being served with so much nonsense going on? Surely not us.
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    for once,Marie, you and I are in total agreement.
  8. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from Tweety
    "The time has come that the American people know exactly what their Representatives are doing here in Washington. Are they feeding at the public trough, taking lobbyist-paid vacations, getting wined and dined by special interest groups?" - U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay, 11/16/95
    In Tom DeLay's case, the obvious answer is, yes, that's exactly what he's doing! What a hypocrite, surprise surprise.
  9. by   fab4fan
    Reminds me of this song:


    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Piggies Lyrics by Beatles[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]
    Artist: Beatles
    Credit: Harrison

    Lyrics:

    Have you seen the little piggies
    Crawling in the dirt
    And for all the little piggies
    Life is getting worse
    Always having dirt to play around in.

    Have you seen the bigger piggies
    In their starched white shirts
    You will find the bigger piggies
    Stirring up the dirt
    Always have clean shirts to play around in.

    In their styes with all their backing
    They don't care what goes on around
    In their eyes there's something lacking
    What they need's a damn good whacking.

    Everywhere there's lots of piggies
    Living piggy lives
    You can see them out for dinner
    With their piggy wives
    Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon.
  10. by   Mkue
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    for once,Marie, you and I are in total agreement.
    :hatparty:
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from fab4fan
    Reminds me of this song:


    [font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]Piggies Lyrics by Beatles[font=arial,helvetica,sans-serif]
    Artist: Beatles
    Credit: Harrison

    Lyrics:

    Have you seen the little piggies
    Crawling in the dirt
    And for all the little piggies
    Life is getting worse
    Always having dirt to play around in.

    Have you seen the bigger piggies
    In their starched white shirts
    You will find the bigger piggies
    Stirring up the dirt
    Always have clean shirts to play around in.

    In their styes with all their backing
    They don't care what goes on around
    In their eyes there's something lacking
    What they need's a damn good whacking.

    Everywhere there's lots of piggies
    Living piggy lives
    You can see them out for dinner
    With their piggy wives
    Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon.
    I know, sadly, this rings very true with me, too, fab.

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