Friday, October 21, 2005
Pork Trumps Patriotism
Heck with the country - bring home the pork:|
The amendment became a cause celebre on the left and the right, with watchdog and conservative groups reporting updates on their Web sites throughout the day. The Club for Growth alerted readers early yesterday on its Web log, or blog: "As of last night, the opposition is putting up a big fight. They sense this amendment, if successful, as establishing a precedent. A precedent where all pork is vulnerable and no lawmaker is safe."Your tax dollars at work - electing immoral, greedy scumsuckers.
Later in the day, the Heritage Foundation circulated a paper, "The Bridge to Nowhere: A National Embarrassment," and noted, "fiscally responsible members of Congress should be eager to zero out its funding." Even the Sierra Club backed the amendment, noting, "We must fix the nation's existing infrastructure first."
(Source: Washington Post For a Senate Foe of Pork Barrel Spending, Two Bridges Too Far, October 21, 2005.