The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles.

- Mahatma Gandhi

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Judge one not by their words but by their actions:

Members of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus may tout their commitment to cutting government spending now, but they used the 111th Congress to request hundreds of earmarks that, taken cumulatively, added more than $1 billion to the federal budget. [Read]

Also note when reading this piece that the founding member, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), requested no earmarks. (When is she making her run at the White House?)

posted at 19:28:28 on 12/02/10 by clearpolitics - Category: Economics - [Permalink]

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