by John Hawkins | April 3, 2008 6:31 am
Spending our tax dollars is one of those issues where every politician talks a good game, but few actually walk it. John McCain, for all of his faults, is the real deal when it comes to fiscal conservatism and this excerpt proves it,
Congress spent $17.2 billion of taxpayer money on pork-barrel projects, according to the Citizens Against Government Waste.
The nonpartisan, nonprofit group released its annual book detailing congressional spending for the 2008 fiscal year.
For the first time, the names of members of Congress were added to the projects. The top three spenders were Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., with $892 million; Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska with $469 million; and Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., with $465 million. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., was No. 13 on the list with $296 million in pork-barrel projects and her presidential rival Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was No. 69 with $97 million. Sen. John McCain R-Ari., was among five senators who didn’t spend a single pork-barrel dollar, according to the list.
If you think they waste too much of our money in D.C. and it’s important to you that we get spending under control, you definitely want John McCain to win in November.
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