Saturday, March 6, 2021
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives

Monday, November 15, 2010
Inouye becomes useless? House, Senate Republicans place moratorium on Earmarks
By News Release @ 7:23 PM :: 7821 Views :: Energy, Environment, National News, Ethics

(So much for Neil Abercrombie’s “more federal funds” refrain, eh? If this holds, Inouye will no longer be able to buy off his cronies and the corporatist state will starve.  Hawaii Democrats will be relegated to peddling marijuana, assisted suicide, and gay marriage as substitutes for pork barrel projects.)

from Tim Phillips Americans for Prosperity

Today, just minutes after our November Speaks rally at the Capitol featuring Senator Jim DeMint and just days after tens of thousands of you called and e-mailed Senate Republicans, Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell walked to the floor of the Senate and announced that Republicans are going to impose a moratorium on pork barrel earmarks.

Click here for more pictures and Fox News coverage

AP: DeMint scores big victory with McConnell support for earmark moratorium

This is a victory for you and our free market movement. It also is an important first step in showing that Republicans have perhaps learned the right lessons from their mistakes in the past.

At our rally today, as always, I heard from folks who have sacrificed much and traveled long distances to send their message. To give you an idea of why we are winning, let me tell you this story - several ladies from the McMinn County Tennessee Tea Party (wearing their distinctive orange jackets) drove all the way up from eastern Tennessee to send their message. In addition to their local tea party work, they have made the long trip to Washington on many occasions. They introduced me to Lisa from Northern Virginia, a lady who they had met at our past rallies, and now opens up her home for free lodging to her new friends in our movement.

With the earmark battle won, we must now turn our full attention to the lame duck battle. Congressman Mike Pence put it so well at our rally today when he said that "The American people have spoken and this time Nancy Pelosi and her friends would be well advised to listen." As usual, Congressman Pence is exactly right.

Today I'm asking you to call or e-mail your member of the House and your two senators (including, perhaps, a "lame duck" who has already been voted out!) with two simple requests.

One, extend ALL of the current tax rates for every American.  Do not ignore the smaller government the American people voted for by hitting any American with a tax hike in this economy.

Two, do not pass ANY new legislation that spends more money or makes government any bigger.  No massive trillion dollar omnibus spending bill on the way out the door.  No funding for ObamaCare.

Click here to call your members of Congress and click here to send them an e-mail.

Let's keep the pressure on. We're winning.


Tim Phillip's Signature

Tim Phillips

P.S. To see more coverage from today's November Speaks rally to stop the lame duck session click here.

And please take a minute to e-mail Senator Jim DeMint and thank him for standing up and fighting on this earmark battle.

RELATED:  Neil Abercrombie 2009: A year of corruption


TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote


808 Silent Majority

ACA Signups Hawaii


Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni


Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Blaisdell Memorial Project

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

Coffee Break

DVids Hawaii

E Hana Kakou Kelii Akina


Fix Oahu!

Follow the Money Hawaii

Frank in Hawaii

Front Page Magazine

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Life Alliance

Hawaii March for Life

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

Heritage Foundation



Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

I Vote Hawaii

If Hawaii News

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

Iowa Meets Maui

Jackson v Abercrombie

Jihad Watch

July 4 in Hawaii

Kahle v New Hope

Kakaako Cares

Kau TEA Party

Kauai Co GOP

Keep Hawaii's Heroes


Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

Middle East Forum--The Legal Project

Mililani Conservatives for Change

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

Muslim Brotherhood in America

NAMI Hawaii


National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

National Wind Watch

New Hawaiian

New Zeal

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Northwest Economic Policy Seminar

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

Now What I Really Think

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

ObamaCare Abortion Hawaii


OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

Pacific Aviation Museum

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii


Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

Republican Party -- Hawaii State

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

Save Dillingham Airfield

School Choice in Hawaii

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii