Wednesday, April 8, 2009
CAGW's 2009 Congressional Pig Book will make its debut April 14!
It's the time of year again that official Washington dreads - the unveiling of CAGW's annual Congressional Pig Book.
In a troubling fulfillment of the old saying, "The more things change, the more they stay the same," Congress has again gorged on earmarked pork this fiscal year. The 2009 Congressional Pig Book features a database of the 10,160 pork-barrel projects, costing taxpayers $19.6 billion, found in the fiscal 2009 appropriations bills and profiles the most egregious examples. Some of the lowlights from this year’s Pig Book include: $4,545,000 for wood utilization research; $1,900,000 for a water taxi service in Connecticut; and $237,500 for the restoration of the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet, Illinois.
As always, CAGW will name the names of those members of Congress who circumvented budget rules to "bring home the bacon."
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