Congressional Pork: I’m Only Pissed We Don’t Get More

So the folks over at Metroblogging LA are all pissed off that their Congresscritters are silent about CNN’s report on Congressional pork. CNN says:

Despite the new Democratic congressional leadership’s promise of “openness and transparency” in the budget process, a CNN survey of the House found it nearly impossible to get information on lawmakers’ pet projects.

Staffers for only 31 of the 435 members of the House contacted by CNN between Wednesday and Friday of last week supplied a list of their earmark requests for fiscal year 2008, which begins on October 1, or pointed callers to Web sites where those earmark requests were posted.

Metroblogging LA wishes their elected representatives would be more open about the bacon they are bringing home. As a District resident, I have only one complaint: why can’t we get more? Why don’t I have voting representation in the Senate or House that can filibuster more cash for DC constituents?

Until then, let others bemoan earmarks. I’ll bemoan our lack of them.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

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