Tuesday, July 10, 2007

A Porkbusters Pork Index

Index shows lawmakers still hooked on earmarks (HT: Powerline):
WASHINGTON - Congress appears headed to approve a record number of earmarks in 2007, despite the fact that last November angry voters registered their disgust with the practice by electing Democrats who pledged a new era of transparency in government spending.

A quick glance at The Examiner Newspapers/Porkbusters.org Earmark Reform Index for the U.S. Senate [ed. This is an excel file] helps explain why. Two-thirds of the senators are adamantly opposed to reforming their appropriations perks, no matter what the public says...


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