Happy birthday "Contract with America"
More like "Broken Contract"
From Ellen Miller at TPMCafe
Today is the 11th anniversary of the Contract with America, that cynical political document that Newt Gingrich and his ilk touted as "reform" of business as usual, pledging to "restore accountability to Congress" and "to end its cycle of scandal and disgrace." Predictably, it turned out to be nothing more than political double speak. The reality is that those Republicans who signed the Contract (there are more than 100 of them still in Congress) have worked systemically on behalf of the privileged at the expense of the people.
They claimed that they came to Washington to reform it, but they stayed to create a racket instead -- a lobbyist feeding frenzy that's showered billions on corporations, skewed our national priorities and left the American people in their wake.
Welcome to America's future has the complete rundown on the failed contract that brought in the era of corruption in Washington