Last Thursday, Senator Jim DeMint wanted to stop earmarks in the Federal budget and he had the support of both Republicans and Democrats for this measure. Even with the bipartisan support in the U.S. Senate for an earmark moratorium, this legislation failed due to the pork kings and queens wanting to have the ability to fund pet projects and pay favors back to campaign donors. Whatever happened to representing the common good of those in your states? I am quickly beginning to lose faith in a representative government, because this behavior shows that some U.S. Senators are more concerned about doing what is best for themselves.