Citizens Against Government Waste came out with their annual Pig Book today, detailing some of the pork-barrel projects that our elected officials in Washington have stuffed into the national budget over the last year.
David Williams, CAGW's VP/Policy, joined me on KTRS/St. Louis to give examples of these money-wasters and to explain why there's such a big difference between the two US senators from Missouri -- one who loves earmarks vs. one who refuses to use them. We also discussed the career politicians who continue to feed their own egos by having your tax dollars spent on projects with their names on them (literally!). I also asked him whether this pork pays off in votes or if it's done more to line the campaign coffers of those senators and congressmen (and women) up for re-election.
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