The only way to stop government from doing things we don’t want is to expose what they do and pressure them to stop. When they do things and nobody is paying attention, they keep doing them. That’s human nature, but more importantly it’s the nature of how government works.
Always has and always will.
Today, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan confirmed Congress will end the practice of paying sexual harassment claims with taxpayer dollars.
Ryan agreed that the practice was indefensible and said the House is working on “putting together a package of reforms” for the way Congress handles sexual harassment claims.
“It’s more than just this,” he added, “we want to do sort of a wholesale reform package and the committees are working on that right now and that is among the things that they’re going to be proposing that we’re going to be taking.”
It shouldn’t end here. The representatives who utilized taxpayer dollars to pay off people they allegedly sexually harassed should all be forced to step down. Legally, there is no admission to guilt, but one is hard pressed to convince the American people that they’re paying off claims that aren’t valid. End the practice, then purge Capitol Hill.