Anyone who thinks the measure passed Saturday allowing select Congressmen to look at individual income tax returns was an accident, doesn’t understand how our legislative process works in the 21st century. All kinds of crap gets slipped into pending bills in the middle of the night by the "leadership" without the knowledge of their own membership, much less the opposition.

Of course, most of the folks representing us in Congress barely read the summary of the bills they vote on anyway. Their only real concern is that their special projects are included. Most amendments and riders to Congressional bills are piles of cash designed to help members bribe local voters into re-electing them. However, it shouldn’t be a big surprise to anyone that the crooks running Congress would try to slip in a little more power for themselves along with the pork.