House appropriates one million dollars to a project no one even knows exists

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    Jeff Flake is one of the few good men in Washington. The rest need to go. NOW.

    Full story: http://www.politico.com/blogs/thecrypt/0707/Whats_in_your_wallet.html
     
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    Running Up the Taxpayers' Tab in Washington. A New Website Counts the Costs
    By Ken Shepherd | July 17, 2007 - 17:29 ET
    At a conservative Web activist happy hour yesterday, I learned about a new Web site that's a great resource for press and public alike, although I doubt many in the liberal media will catch on quickly, if at all.

    WashingtonWatch.com is a Web site "maintained by Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, in his spare time, as a public service." Harper puts a dollar figure on the bright (or frankly mostly not-so-bright) ideas that Congress toys with day in and day out.

    Here's but a sample from today:

    H.R. 3043
    Making appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes
    Costs $5,868.73 per family

    [...]

    H.R. 2337
    The Energy Policy Reform and Revitalization Act of 2007 (3 comments »)
    Costs $24.98 per family

    H.R. 2693
    To direct the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue a standard regulating worker exposure to diacetyl
    Costs $0.01 per family

    You can sort the information by greatest cost, greatest savings, most popular, or as shown above, the newest pieces of legislation snaking through Congress. You can also cast votes and leave comments on whether you think a particular piece of legislation is a wise idea, etc.

    One additional caveat by Harper that bears repeating:

    Not all items tracked on WashingtonWatch.com will be passed into law, and not all legislation and regulation is tracked on WashingtonWatch.com. Adding up all the proposals tracked by WashingtonWatch.com would produce a number that is essentially meaningless.

    Many of these ideas will not see life past the committee room floor, but they are still instructive as to the spendthrift mentality of our elected representatives on the Hill.
    http://newsbusters.org/node/14166



    and I thought Dems were going to CUT spending and pork?
     
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    Well, there goes any hope of getting ahead of the 8ball. :eusa_wall:
     
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    The liberal media was all over the Republican Congress when they were spending money hand over fist - now they are pretty quiet when it is the Dems doing the spending
     
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    The Republicans are not innocent. It was a Republican who just said on the House floor that tax money was his money.
     
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    It appears the money was nothing more than a payback to a Murtha contributer.:eusa_naughty:
     
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    It's against the Democratic guidlines to cut anything, their basic philosphy is raise taxes and make the people who are well off pay more taxes to support the people on welfare.
     
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    As opposed to Ted Stevens Bridge to Nowhere, huh?

    And before you yap on and on and on... your boy Bush had a balanced budget when he came in to office...he sure shot that in the you-know-what.... now China gets to hold our debt. Oooooooooooh baby! Gotta love it.

    As for welfare... yeah..sucks helping people in need. Y'all would rather spend lots of money on a war of choice and give tax breaks for offshoring our businesses.

    Good on ya.
     
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    Didn't take you long to step in it, huh? We await your response to Jillian's post.
     
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    That's one thing im good at, as you've probably noticed on the other board. :D
     
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