10.24.2005

Gotta love conservatives


Lifted from here
Number of Pork Projects in Federal Spending Bills

2005 - 13,997
2004 - 10,656
2003 - 9,362
2002 - 8,341
2001 - 6,333
2000 - 4,326
1999 - 2,838
1998 - 2100
1997 - 1,596
1996 - 958
1995 - 1439

Using 2005 numbers, by voting down the “Bridges” amendment, the Senate let the country know that it was unwilling to defund 2 out of 13,997 pork projects today. That’s 0.0142887762 percent.


In other news, A Victory for Pork
A victory for pork: An effort to restore fiscal responsibility to Capitol Hill was defeated handily in the Senate yesterday. Two amendments, authored by freshman Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and much-hyped by a growing community of blogger-activists, would have eliminated several particularly egregious pet projects from a recent spending bill to offset the major, unanticipated costs presented by Hurricane Katrina.

"It appears the majority of senators think it is more important to shelter dogs and cats in Rhode Island than people in Louisiana and Mississippi made homeless by Hurricane Katrina," laments journalist and family man Mark Tapscott.



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