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Monday, April 11, 2005

Citizens Against Government Waste

Great piece by Steve Kroft on "60 Minutes" last night, particularly on the heels of last week's report by Citizens Against Government Waste of how many of your tax dollars are going down the drain. Kroft reported on money that's earmarked for homeland security, but is being used for nothing more than pork barrel projects by politicians -- and isn't making us one bit more secure.

For example, there's the Texas town that used the money to buy a trailer to transport riding lawn mowers to the annual lawnmower races. There's Newark's air-conditioned garbage trucks. Des Moines is keeping its residents prepared for terrorist attack with new traffic cones. And the sheriff of Santa Clara County, California, bought four Segway scooters for his department.