November 02, 2005
There is a movement afoot to help our federal congressional representatives to return to a more fiscally conservative approach to legislation. In the blogosphere, an aspect of this effort is to point out to Senators and Congressmen the pork that they have inserted into legislation like the recently passed transportation bill, and urge them to pull it. Thus, the effort earned the moniker "porkbusters".
Last week, Senator Tom Coburn and six other Senators (Sam Brownback, Jim DeMint, John Ensign, Lindsey Graham, John McCain, and John Sununu), styling themselves as the "Fiscal Watch Team", released an "offset package" aimed at identifying budget cuts to pay for hurricane relief. The key provision in the bill for our purposes is that it would elminate all "offsets" ( i.e., pork) in the highway bill --- wiping away a vast chunk of pork in a single stroke.
You can read more about this effort at the Truth Laid Bear.
I support the Fiscal Watch Team Offset Package. And I urge you to do the same. We have got to reign in the dangerously irresponsible spending that has taken hold in Washington, D.C.
Oh, one last thing. It is safe to come out now . . . my 'political activism moment' is over . . .
Posted by USAdave at November 2, 2005 06:45 AM | TrackBack