What do you think of this? As deficits continue to rise and G.W. plans to extend tax cuts that could curb these rising deficits if we let them expire in 2010, we continue to see outrageous pork barrel projects tagged onto bills that pass through Congress.
John McCain recently mocked the spending on cranberry-bog conservation, among other projects like turkey-habitat education and rural weather museums. These pork-barrel projects are tagged onto completely unrelated spenditures, such as the December defense bill.
Some of the projects may have merit, but to me it seems the wrong way to go about approving the money. In the meantime I plan to write my local Congressman to see if I can get the Travis Brownell Leisure Time Research Project funded at a measley cost of 125,000$, which would fit nicely on the upcoming March defense bill.