Nothing wrong with a little pork
We hear a lot about government waste, pork barrel projects, etc., and we are led to believe that this is the reason for our budget deficits and economic troubles.
Does anyone see anything wrong with the government spending money on anything on this list?
These initiatives add up to $300 million dollars. That translates to about .003% of the Federal Budget, or 30 cents per taxpayer per year. Even taking into account that Obama is only one of a hundred senators, that's an insignificant amount of money, for items that look to me to be worth the cost.
Another way of looking at it is that Obama's earmarks would fund the "war on terror" for about 5 hours. (All of my "spending in persepective" figures come from Dean Baker.)
By fnord12 | February 22, 2008, 8:28 AM | Liberal Outrage