PORK BARREL POLICE IN ACTION
Among lawmakers seeking favors for their own home districts, there has to be the worst of the worst. So says Citizens Against Government Waste. The nonpartisan watchdog has revealed its six nominees for “2013 Porker of the Year,” who all happen to be Democrats.
Like Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon who sponsored the Update Act of 2013, which would increase the federal gas tax. Or Reps. Donna Edwards of Maryland and Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas for co-sponsoring the Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act, which would establish the Apollo Lunar Landing Sites National Historic Park on the Moon.
Pork barrel watchers can cast their ballots for “the most reprehensible porker” through Feb. 5 here: Cagw. org.