pork barrel spending

Nothing Good Happens After Midnight – Especially In Congress

If you believe, as we do, that the federal government has been overreaching and spending way beyond its means, then call your Congressman and Senators and tell them “no year-end rush, no midnight votes,” particularly on amnesty, judicial nominations and big spending bills like the Farm Bill.

Congress Has A Bill For YOU

So far this year Congress has enacted only 52 new laws compared to the 284 laws enacted by the prior Congress. However, some especially pernicious bills are sitting on the calendar just waiting for the year-end rush to allow them to sneak through while the citizenry is asleep with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads.

Special-Interests=Gov't Behemoth

Barton Hinkle, Reason.com

From farm subsidies to NEA grants, the federal budget is littered with needless programs.

Shutdown Bill Full of Pork

Associated Press Staff

The bill Congress has approved ending the partial government shutdown and preventing a possible federal default: It's got goodies for some states including CO, OH, and IL and federal agencies like the VA, too.

RPaul: Christie Is King of Pork

Zeke J Miller, Time

“This is the king of bacon talking about bacon,” said Paul. “I’m trying to grow the party by talking about liberation ideas of privacy."