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Friday, February 10, 2006

Rarer than the Dodo

That would be a Congressman offering to give up his paycheck.

However, that is exactly what Senator George Allen is proposing as a solution to Congress' annual failure to approve a federal budget on-time. Allen presumes, probably correctly, that if it were the Congress' own paychecks at risk, the work would likely get done much more expediently.

Along with proposals to resurrect the line-item veto and his strong opposition to internet taxation, Allen is singing music to economic conservative ears. Could it be that Allen is shrewdly trying to distance himself from rash of money-loving Capitol Hill scandals, or is it simply that he's finally finding his niche in Washington as an heir to the Reagan-conservative mantle?

Time will tell.

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