Thursday, March 1, 2007

Only $10.5 Billion in Pork? That's Progress

The Hill is reporting that "The fiscal year 2007 defense bill contains 2,646 earmarks worth $10.5 billion, a drop of $700 million from the previous year."

And republican lawmakers wonder why they lost the support of their base. Unfortunately, while the Republicans lost the '06 election nationally, some of the worst republican offenders still remain in office, such as Trent Lott.

Thanks to the yeoman efforts of such groups as Porkbusters, we will now know who to blame for playing fast and loose with our taxpayer dollars.

Read the whole story here.

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