Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The Pork Barrel Fun Continues


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.

2 comments:

Chad said...

What I think about pork is this:

As long as that pork-barrel keeps rolling, we (Iowa) needs to hop on and snatch as much as we can....I'm talking beyond farm subsidies here.

Lets full on dedicate ourselves to go for the largest piece of that pie.

Think big...What's a hot topic now?? hmmm...."Energy independence." Think of it, we've got corn and soybeans...lets call ourselves the "Energy State" and try for home-base as the new Apollo Energy Project.

And lets get that rainforest.

Chad said...

What I think about pork is this:

As long as that pork-barrel keeps rolling, we (Iowa) needs to hop on and snatch as much as we can....I'm talking beyond farm subsidies here.

Lets full on dedicate ourselves to go for the largest piece of that pie.

Think big...What's a hot topic now?? hmmm...."Energy independence." Think of it, we've got corn and soybeans...lets call ourselves the "Energy State" and try for home-base as the new Apollo Energy Project.

And lets get that rainforest.