Monday, November 28, 2005


A couple of months ago I discussed the pork that Congress inserted into the massive Transportation Bill. Well, now I'm proud to see many members of the blogosphere working together to fight this pork and bring an end to Washington's outrageous spending habits. This project is called Porkbusters.

The "Fiscal Watch Team", U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) and six senate colleagues, have authored a proposal to offset government spending on relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This proposal would eliminate, tweak, or delay proposed spending in so-called "pork" areas, to help offset the costs of hurricane relief. This package of offsets could save taxpayers $130 billion just over the next two years.

I support the Fiscal Watch Team Offset Package. I hope you'll take a look at it, and join in. You can find out whether your senators have chosen to support this package, or (like Ted kennedy, John Kerry and John Warner) not to support it. Check it out, then write to your senators and tell them you want their support for fiscal responsibility.