Archive for the 'Government Spending' Category

Landrieu Seeks to Buy Reelection

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu, whose political career may well end this November, is seeking to stave off disaster by buying her own reelection.  Rather than telling people the truth, i.e. that a coastal city that is in large part below sea level in a place that has been hit by a hurricane and could easily […]

Reason #8522543 To Be Grateful Tom Coburn is a Senator

Monday, December 10th, 2007

“As we approach the end of the year, I recognize that there is often an urge for Congress to engage in a last minute spending spree, approving bills costing millions of dollars with no debate or discussion.  In the remaining hours of this session of Congress, therefore, I will not agree to any unanimous consent […]

Uncle Ted Does It Again

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Sens. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) call each other “brother,” and that brotherly relationship is paying off in defense earmarks worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Stevens, the longest-serving Senate Republican, has secured $194 million in earmarks, while Inouye can boast of earmarks totaling $203.6 million, according to a database compiled by watchdog organization […]

Department of Disaster Relief?

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) proudly proclaimed victory when a defense authorization bill that included billions of dollars for disaster relief passed the Senate.  The specific authorization filled a gap in funding for the Road Home project, which is funding the rebuilding of homes that were destroyed during Katrina.  The homes will all but certainly have […]

Surrender/Bloated Government Plan Vetoed

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007

If you’re visiting this site, you already know that the President vetoed Harry Reid’s plan to place V.I. Day on Al Queda’s calendar.  In doing so, he also saved taxpayers billions of dollars in unrelated pork that Democrats used to garner votes on the legislation.   Americans can declare victory twice today, as the terrorists and […]

Smokin´ Him Out

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Porkbusters has done an excellent job of narrowing the list of suspects for S.2590, a bill that would make federal spending transparent.  The bill is being sponsored by the most liberal and most conservative members of the Senate, Dr. Tom Coburn and Barak Obama.  They have narrowed the list to eight, including Sen. Ted Stevens, […]

National Debt Out of Control

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Since not much else has gone on today, I’ll take the opportunity to opine about an extremely importan issue that is all to often taken for granted.
When the Republicans took control of Congress on Jan. 4, 1995, the national debt was $4,801,793,426,032.89.  So large was the national debt that some saw it necessary to put […]

Rockin the Boat

Friday, January 27th, 2006

Two days ago, Senators Tom Coburn and John McCain announced an ambitious goal of challenging every proposed pork project on the Senate floor.  This is perhaps the strongest demonstration of a commitment to fiscal responsibility that any elected Republican has shown since the revolution of ‘94.  The plan will call Senators like Ted Stevens to task for […]