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…

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