05 August 2005

Say no to pork

How does one change the dietary requirements of Congress? I might suggest voting for libertarian candidates, as the Republicans and the Democrats have united once again to piss away taxpayer money on frivolous projects. The Washington Post has picked out some of the better projects from the recent energy, transportation and water project bills.
Who's the winner in this one? I'm guessing Don Young, who's getting $231 to build a bridge to nowhere (and have it named after himself!) and another $223 million for improving access to an island with 50 inhabitants! It helps when you're the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. In all, Alaska projects will be getting close to a billion dollars in projects. The losers, of course, are once again those taxpayers who see their earnings confiscated by the government and handed out on waste like this.


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