11:15 AM EST, February 19, 2013
The last sentence of the recent article regarding the death penalty repeal ("Lori, O'Malley, others ask death penalty's end," Feb. 15) quotes Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller on why the measure is structured as an appropriations bill. "It's a subterfuge to avoid petitioning it to referendum," Mr. Miller says.
No doubt the Senate president sees no wrong in that. He is just practicing what President Barack Obama did for the Affordable Care Act by using the reconciliation process and buying senators' votes with handouts like the "Cornhusker Kickback."
Why is the media not outraged by these continuous unethical and dishonest games played by our political leaders?
Lyle Rescott, Marriottsville
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