August 11, 2005

Road Bill Reflects The Power Of Pork

White House Drops Effort to Rein In Hill

I thought Republicans stood for being fiscally conservative. I guess these nowadays Republicans are just as bad as some Democrats who go crazy with our tax money as well! I want my money back!

Three years ago, President Bush went to war against congressional pork. His official 2003 budget even featured a color photo of a wind-powered ice sled -- an example of the pet projects and alleged boondoggles he said he would no longer tolerate.

Yesterday, Bush effectively signed a cease-fire -- critics called it more like a surrender -- in his war on pork. He signed into law a $286 billion transportation measure that contains a record 6,371 pet projects inserted by members of Congress from both parties.

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