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The U.S. Congress sure does. I’m talking spending, not meat. Both of them seem to be heathen to some cultures. From the spending type, the Citizens Against Government Waste, who obviously would rather be miserly and keep their money to themselves, have released their 2008 Pig Book Summary that documents how well our Congressmen bring home the big money to their districts.

Top five Senators:

  • Thad Cochran (R-MS), $892.2 million
  • Ted Stevens (R-AK), $469.4 million
  • Richard Shelby (R-AL), $464.5 million
  • Mary Landrieu (D-LA), $458.5 million
  • Robert Byrd (D-WV), $386 million

Top five Representatives:

  • Roger Wicker (R-MS), $176.3 million 
  • Bill Young (R-FL), $169.5 million
  • Jack Murtha (D-PA), $159.1 million
  • Neil Abercrombie (D-HI), $153.6 million
  • Steny Hoyer (D-MD) , $149.1 million

In total, $17.2 billion was allocated in twelve spending bills that put money to 11,610 projects. The Democrats aren’t the only ones on top, as you can see, but as a total dollar amount per party, they do out-pork their comrades across the aisle despite the Republicans trying real hard.


Written by walonline

April 2, 2008 at 11:25 pm

Posted in Politics

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