Freedom is not something that anybody can be given; freedom is something people take and people are as free as they want to be.

- James Baldwin

Pork Report

Citizens Against Government Waste have come out with their annual pork report, as well as some quick facts:

The # of projects increased by 940 percent between 1996 and 2006.
The # of projects decreased 29 percent between 2005 and 2006.
The total number of projects has increased by 6.4 percent since 2003.
The cost of pork in 2006 was 6.2 percent more than in fiscal 2005.
The cost of pork has increased by 29 percent since fiscal 2003.
Since 1991, CAGW had identified 76,421 projects totaling $241 billion.

No one said politics is cheap, just as long as it is clear that when you are being bent over, you are paying for the privilege. Itís your money, is that why you are sending it to Washington, or do you even care?

posted at 10:25:18 on 04/05/06 by clearpolitics - Category: Economics - [Permalink]

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