Monday, January 17, 2005

Arctic Pork

This New York Times article details how government spending has grown to more than $12,000 per capita in Alaska. From 2000 to 2004 earmark spending in Alaska has grown for $394.5 Million to $524.3 Million (see chart from article below).


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FISCAL YEAR: 2000 TOTAL EARMARK SPENDING: $394.5 million
EARMARK SPENDING PER CAPITA: $637

FISCAL YEAR: 2001
TOTAL EARMARK SPENDING: 480.3
EARMARK SPENDING PER CAPITA: 766

FISCAL YEAR: 2002
TOTAL EARMARK SPENDING: 451.3
EARMARK SPENDING PER CAPITA: 711

FISCAL YEAR: 2003
TOTAL EARMARK SPENDING: 393.3
EARMARK SPENDING PER CAPITA: 611

FISCAL YEAR: 2004
TOTAL EARMARK SPENDING: 524.3
EARMARK SPENDING PER CAPITA: 808

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