Good Morning Gentle Readers,
It turns out that The Wine Commonsewer's old buddy and former anarcho-capitalist, Ed Royce, is one of only two in CONgress whose hand isn't permantly welded to your wallet.
I was a little disappointed that one of my favorite former libertarians, Dr Ron Paul, scored a measly 69%, which still earns him the designation as a friend of taxpayers. But a 69% rating is surprising for a guy whose colleagues in the swamp refer to him as Dr No because he votes no on everything.
I got up early this morning to get some work done so I'm going to crib directly from Tax Prof, who has done some really heavy lifting......
For 17 years, CCAGW has examined roll-call votes to separate the taxpayer advocates in Congress from those who favor wasteful programs and pork-barrel spending....
There were two Taxpayer Super Heroes with a score of 100%: Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) in the Senate and Ed Royce (R-Calif.) in the House. Taxpayer Heroes are members who scored between 80 and 99%. The total number of Heroes and Super Heroes in the House dropped from 59 in 2004 to 52 in 2005. The number of Heroes and Super Heroes in the Senate remained the same at 10.
The Club for Growth has just issued its 2005 Congressional Scorecard that rates every member of Congress on a variety of issues, including support for making the Bush tax cuts permanent and repealing the estate tax: