Monday, October 31, 2005

Porkbusters -- A Worthwhile Blogger-Supported Effort

I support the Fiscal Watch Team Offset Package.

The idea of getting rid of the "pork" extras in upcoming Senate appropriations bills is gathering steam....and, quite frankly, is light years overdue. It has always been accepted political dogma that "pork" projects get thrown into otherwise needed bills, and there is little that can be done about it. Until now. This is neither a Republican nor Democratic, liberal or conservative issue; it is simply fiscally appropriate. Many bloggers have written in support of the efforts of Senator Coburn, and are calling on all of us to jump on the Porkbusters bandwagon; it makes good sense to get trade the money spent on pork barrel projects for use in hurricane Katrina relief.
I support the Fiscal Watch Team Offset Package, and I urge you to as well. Visit NZ Bear for more information on Sen. Coburn's new effort, and visit the Porkbusters tracking page to see if your Senator is getting behind this effort -- if not, let him or her know why they should. (Image blatantly stolen from Instapundit, but for a good cause).