GOP House Leaders: Bread, Circuses & Steroids

My congressman, Rep. Henry Waxman, Ranking Minority Member of the Committee on Government Reform and a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, sent a letter to his constituents yesterday that perfectly illustrates how the GOP is avoids dealing with issues that would redound poorly to their backers in the corporate plutocracy that is now running this country.

These are the issues that Waxman and the Democrats in the House are urgently working on:
DOD Audits: Halliburton Overcharges Top $212 Million
Withheld Data Shows ‘Dramatic Up-tick’ in Terrorist Attacks
Waxman Amendment Would Reduce Dependence on Foreign Oil
Rep. Waxman Requests Hearing on Pediatric Vaccine Stockpile
President Urged to Reject Pledge Requirements in HIV/AIDS Funding

Instead of dealing with these issues, here’s what the GOP leadership is holding hearings on:

Wednesday, April 27 — The Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on the National Football League’s steroids policy as part of the Committee’s ongoing examination of steroids use in sports.


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