Depending on your perspective – and whether you are a recipient – the spending of federal money can be good or bad. People seem to be thrilled to have their Congressional representatives “bring home the bacon” all the while decrying “excessive government spending.”
Whatever your position on the issue a good source of information can be found on the Citizens Against Government Waste Web site at http://www.cagw.org. The organization lists 9,129 earmarks totaling $16.5 billion. It also names a Porker of the Month, who in August was a member of Congress who sponsored legislation to help fund his daughter’s nonprofit organization.