Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Keep The Watchdog Alive

An excellent example of bipartisan efforts working to the benefit of all taxpayers and to insure that reconstruction programs in Iraq are effective has been provided by Republican Senator Susan Collins and Democrat Senator Russ Feingold.

The lawmakers are intent on keeping alive the special Inspector General's program to track billions of dollars which Republicans in the House tried to kill. It makes no sense, as both senators argued today, to stop such a highly productive and much needed oversight program.

Sen. Collins says:

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We must keep the watchdog on the job," Collins said. "It is inconceivable that we would remove this aggressive oversight while the American taxpayer is still spending billions of dollars on Iraq reconstruction projects.

The SIGR site details how vital their work has been, how much work remains and clearly deserves to be allowed to complete it's task. Only those seeking to defraud taxpayers would want to see this program end.

4 comments:

newscoma said...

You are on a role today, my friend.

sandegaye said...

AMEN! The things that they will discover will boggle the mind, I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

ensure, not insure

Joe Powell said...

Anon -

via Webster's: ENSURE, INSURE, and ASSURE are interchangeable in many contexts where they indicate the making certain or inevitable of an outcome, but ENSURE may imply a virtual guarantee "the government has ensured the safety of the refugees", while INSURE sometimes stresses the taking of necessary measures beforehand "careful planning should insure the success of the party"....

seems either word is fine for the usage in this post, though I personally see "insure" as appropriate in this instance.

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