Whenever you see Republican National Committee Chairman Ken
Mehlman giving an interview, you can be certain of one thing. At some point he
will work in a statement that the Democrats have no vision. This is no shock
from a product of the smearster himself ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Karl Rove.
Today in a Senate committee hearing, Senator Byron Dorgan
introduced a amendment that will create a Truman style commission. The purpose
is to investigate waste, abuse and profiteering in the war. When Harry Truman
introduced legislation to form this committee in 1941, he did so as a Democrat
and while we had a Democrat in the White House. He realized the tendency of man,
being fueled by greed, to profit while others are giving their lives. The
committee was formed and the profiteering was found.
Unfortunately, our Republican Congress is more concerned
about political ties than the American people. This is not the first time the
issue has come up, and I am afraid it wonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t be the last. Every time this issue
is brought to the table, it is defeated down party lines.
A few weeks back, the Democratic Policy Commission, chaired
by Senator Dorgan conducted a hearing into waste and abuse by Halliburton.
K.B.R. which is a subsidiary of Halliburton has the contract to feed our
soldiers. A former supervisor for K.B.R. testified about the overcharges his
company does to the tax payers. Even more troublesome was the testimony of how
food that is up to a year past its expiration date is being served to our
soldiers out there on the front lines.
The fact is, this is a Republican powerhouse surrounded by
controversy and corruption. I have even started my own ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œsummer of scamÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â to keep
track of four of the biggest issues surrounding the RNC. There are numerous
other stories of scandal out there right now, and sadly it is too much for one
guy to keep track of.
So my answer to Ken Mehlman is simple. The Democrats do
have a vision. They want to see the taxpayers dollars spent properly and our
soldiers taken care of. They are not in control of Congress at this time, so
their powers are limited. The Democrats vision is a lot better than the vision
of the RNC which seems to revolve around corruption and profiteering at the cost
of our soldiers. And letÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s not forget about the other goal of the RNC ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ putting
out fictional talking points to discredit Joe Wilson while covering up the
treasonous staff members who work at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.