Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Tax And Spend or Tax And Spin

When you here the Dem's propagate the Bush budget stop and think where the money is being RAT holed.
And I wander if these pet projects come with a little insinuative to there sponsors like the way the Canadian's do it? Birds of a feather flock to gather.

Citizens Against Government Waste: 2005 Pig Book Exposes Record $27.3 Billion in Pork; Photo Available

4/6/2005 10:00:00 AM

To: National Desk

Contact: Tom Finnigan, 202-467-5309 or 202-253-3852 (cell); or Lauren Cook, 202-467-5318, Web:

WASHINGTON, April 6 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today released the 2005 Congressional Pig Book, a sweeping compendium of the pork-barrel projects in the federal budget.

Congress spent more tax dollars on pork this year than in any other year in history. For fiscal 2005, appropriators stuffed 13,997 projects into the 13 appropriations bills, an increase of 31 percent over last year's total of 10,656. In the last two years, the total number of projects has increased by 49.5 percent. The cost of these projects in fiscal 2005 was $27.3 billion, or 19 percent more than last year's total of $22.9 billion. In fact, the total cost of pork has increased by 21 percent since fiscal 2003. Total pork identified by CAGW since 1991 adds up to $212 billion.


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