Sat, 04 Oct 2003 15:13:07 GMT

The Senate Starts To Grow A Spine. “Up to now, it’s been like Dodge City before the marshals showed up.” — Senator Ron Wyden (D-Or.) speaking of the Administration’s contracting practices in Iraq as the Senate voted to require open bidding on Iraq-related contracts.Of course it’s just a small growth of spine, as Iraq is just a small part of the picture. What worries me is that the entire approach to the Treasury, the budget, the tax code, has been too much like barbarians sacking a wealthy city…… []