April 6, 2006

Oink! Oink!

Do congressional pig ears and pork chops make you nauseous? To emphasize the feeling Citizens against Government Waste has released the 2006 edition of the Congressional Pig Book:

The 2006 Pig Book identified 9,963 projects in the 11 appropriations bills that constitute the discretionary portion of the federal budget for fiscal 2006, costing taxpayers $29 billion. A "pork" project is a line-item in an appropriations bill that designates tax dollars for a specific purpose in circumvention of established budgetary procedures. To qualify as pork, a project must meet one of seven criteria that were developed in 1991 by CAGW and the Congressional Porkbusters Coalition.
Go find a few to hammer your congress critters about!

Via Stateline.org.

Posted by Steve on April 6, 2006
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