Wednesday, May 11, 2005

We're not alone

As annoying as it is that Goodale and the gang is running around bribing Canadians with their own money, rest assured that we are not alone. The American Citizens Against Government Waste named Sen. Daniel Inouye(d-Hawaii) as their "Porker of the month" for April, 2005.

(Washington, D.C.) Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today named Senator Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) Porker of the Month for adding $40 million in pork to the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief (H.R. 1268). Among the pork-barrel funds the senator is sending home at the expense of taxpayers, homeland security, and the well-being of our troops are $10 million for a library and $3 million for a tropical agriculture research program.

The Emergency Supplemental — intended to bring much-needed funds to American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and to protect the nation from terrorists — has fallen prey to appropriators determined to weigh down the bill with unrelated and inappropriate projects. Sen. Inouye rises above his colleagues as the most flagrantly wasteful and disgraceful pork-barreler in H.R. 1268.

In Canada, a similar award would have to bestowed upon Ralph Goodale for May, but it's open for debate.

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