Reverse Racism, Journalistic Ethics—Are You Missing Something? – The WashingtonWatch.com Blog
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Reverse Racism, Journalistic Ethics—Are You Missing Something?
Posted by Jim Harper, July 25, 2010 at 1:57 pm
The firing of Shirley Sherrod, controversy about alleged voter intimidation by the New Black Panther party, and, for some, the Journolist controversy are the stories of the week. And they’re important stories. But maybe they shouldn’t capture all of our attention.
While we watch charge and counter-charge about race or journalism, the federal government is making its spending plans for next year.
Appropriations bills—the annual bills that decide where the federal government will spend its money—are starting to move through Congress. Thousands of dollars in spending per U.S. family is being allocated right now.
Have your conversation about race and journalism, but you might consider keeping a watch on your wallet at the same time.
As you can see, the Senate is ahead of the House, which has only produced a bill to fund Military/Veterans spending. The Senate bills include: Agriculture ($1,210 per U.S. family), Commerce/Justice/Science ($670), Energy & Water ($440), Homeland Security ($460), and Military/Veterans ($1,450).
The next question is: What can you do?
Clicking on a link below will take you to the page for that bill. From there, click “Read the Bill” in the “Learn More” box. You can review where each and every dollar goes.
Whether you pick through the spending or not, you can contact your Member of Congress and Senators to let them know whether you think the spending is too low or too high. (Here’s where to find out who they are: House – Senate)
Call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to his or her office. Pass along your views—be polite!—and make a note of it so you can follow up later in the process.
Understand this: these dollar amounts are not the total amounts of the individual bills, but the AMOUNT EACH BILL COST JUST YOUR FAMILY. THESE WERE HUGE SPENDING BILLS ALL PASSED WHILE WE WERE LISTENING TO FEUDING OVER KAGEN AND RACISM.
Spending Bill House Bill Senate Bill Final Votes Public Law Bill Cost* Vote (Y-N) Bill Cost* Vote (Y-N) House (Y-N) Senate (Y-N) Budget Resolution $30,780 President does not sign Agriculture $1,210 Commerce/Justice/Science S. 3636 $670 Defense Energy & Water $440 Financial Services Homeland Security $460 Interior and Environment Labor/HHS/Education
Legislative Branch Military/Veterans $1,200 $1,450 State/Foreign Operations
* Cost per average-sized U.S. family; amounts are approximate; changes in interest rates alter net present value calculation