Friday, October 07, 2011

Ribble Squeezes In Another Committee

Wisconsin congressman Reid Ribble accused of conflict of interest | Green Bay Press Gazette |

The former roofing contractor boasted of bringing more than 30 years of business experience to bear on his crusade against what he frequently described as onerous, burdensome, job-killing regulations. That was the intent, he said, when he participated this week in a subcommittee hearing on a proposal by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to protect workers on roofing projects.

But in doing so, the Sherwood Republican drew criticism from a consumer advocacy group that said he had no business participating in a hearing on a regulation governing an industry to which he still has ties.

Huh? Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely. 

1 comment:

Dad29 said...


At least Ribble KNOWS something about the roofing biz.

Compare to your average twit/preening Congressslime, who usually is some damn lawyer.