I really can't believe that the Senate wants to shoot the messenger rather than spend productive time trying to solve the real problems destroying our system. Why don't we start by cutting Congressional salaries and benefits across the board? And I would like to call for an investigation of every Senator expressing interest in investigating S&P. Let's start with a complete audit of every Congressman's campaign donation bank account and generate a detailed report on who is donating and how much. Then reconcile those donations with each Congressman's voting record. THEN let's get a detailed audit of each Congressman's personal bank account. They work for us, right? The Government can now audit any citizen and monitor cellphone calls. Let's demand quid pro quo.
This really is a modest proposal and I would urge Ron Paul to incorporate it in his campaign platform.
“When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion – when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing – when you see money flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors – when you see that men get richer by graft and pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you – when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self sacrifice - you may know that your society is doomed.” (Francisco D'Anconia, "Atlas Shrugged")