To be fair, the Air Force did request some C-130s. Thanks to Senator McCain, the Government Accountability Office did a study of how many more C-130s the Air Force requested between 1978 and 1998. The answer: Five. How many did Congress add on? 256.
John Boehner thinks new energy sources should "stand on their own" But he apparently doesn't feel the same way about "old" energy sources -- namely oil and gas, coal, and nuclear -- which have been sucking on the federal teat for more than 50 years.
Remember Alaska's "bridges to nowhere" that created a flurry of controversy in 2005 and then were an issue in the 2008 presidential race? They became national symbols of earmarks and wasteful spending. But boondoggles are hard to kill.
All members of Congress take an oath that includes these words: "I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter." Most -- maybe all -- have violated that pledge.