Friday, May 27, 2005

Highway Robbery

The nearly $300 billion dollar highway bill is still getting hamered out in Congress. It's not produced any road projects yet -- but it's generated thousands of press releases. Congress members are blowing their own horns about how much bacon their bringing home to their states and districts.

USA Today reports that every House member was offered about $14 million in pork -- pet projects in their districts. Party leaders got even more. Transportation Committee Chairman Don Young (R-AK) got $722 million. (USAToday)

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