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  1. Holy Diver

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    'Pig Book' names congressional porkers

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/04/02/pork.spending/index.html

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A watchdog group critical of pork barrel spending released its latest findings Wednesday targeting the top Congressional "porkers."


    A government watchdog group released its annual report Wednesday on Congressional pork barrel spending.

    Some of the biggest pork projects, according to the group, include a Lobster Institute; the Rocky Flats, Colorado, Cold War Museum; and the First Tee, a program to build young people's character through golf.

    Members of Congress requested funds for all these pet projects and thousands of others last year, according to the latest copy of the annual "Pig Book" released by Citizens Against Government Waste.

    "Congress stuffed 11,610 projects" worth $17.2 billion into a dozen spending bills, the group said in the report released Wednesday.

    Both parties came in for criticism, with the Democrats who control both houses of Congress topping the Republicans in spending.

    The Democrats were behind 5,199 projects worth $5.5 billion, while the Republicans earmarked 3,408 projects worth $4.4 billion, the citizen's group said.
     
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    STFarmy In the Starting Line-Up

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    Ugh sickening. And I just ate lunch too.
     
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    What happened to the other $7.3 Million.. their fat ass back pockets??
     
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    Are you sh!tting me?!!
    COLD WAR MUSEUM?
     
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    Yeah, you'd figure for $17 Billion they could at least heat the place. :D
     
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    You're twisted....
    I like the way you think.:cool:
     
  7. Holy Diver

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    KUDOS! good one!

    I just spit up my drink!
     
  8. DarrylS

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    Interestingly:

    Arizona is #51 in Spending
    New York is #50 in spending
    Illinois is #36 in spending

    At least they are not from alaska.. which is #1..
     
  9. Holy Diver

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    Ted Stevens and his bridges to nowhere!

    "The internet is a series of tubes"
     
  10. otis p. driftwood

    otis p. driftwood Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Hillary is in the top ten (I think it was top ten...top 15 anyway) and McCain is at zero.

    Not such great service for his constituents, but good for the American taxpayer.


    Where was BHO? I only glanced at the top 20 or so and the last page, so he's obviously more in the middle.
     
  11. DarrylS

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    Could not find the ratings.. but found in '06 the following, it is a rating based on their respective votes:

    McCain... 95%... Taxpayer Hero
    Obama... 30%.... Unfriendly
    Clinton.. 14%... Hostile
     

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