Thursday, December 16, 2010

Do You Live Near One of the 6,715 Pork Projects in the Omnibus Bill?

From Bryan Preston at PajamasMedia:
Sen. Tom Coburn’s office has posted the entire list of earmarks in the Senate’s $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill.
A listing of  all "6,715 line items . . . totaling about $8 billion, is in the database linked on this page."

That total averages out to 134 pork projects per each of the 50 states, or 118 pork projects per state if you live in the Obama's "57 state" version of the U.S.

Either way, that's spreading the pork jelly pretty thick.

Preston has an interesting idea for turning earmarks into pork rinds. It's called "crowdsourcing":
Take a look at the database, find your state, and if you happen to live near any of these pork projects, find out what you can about them.  Get comment from your local senator’s office if you can.  Check the local media for stories about it.  Post what you find out either here in the comments, or on your own blog, and link it here in comments.  Let’s turn up the heat on these bipartisan porkers.

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