Red White & Blue Hens

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Monday, September 19, 2005

Who Ya Gonna Call?


Here are the project details:
Identify some wasteful spending in your state or (even better) Congressional District. Put up a blog post on it. Go to N.Z. Bear's new PorkBusters page and list the pork, and add a link to your post.

Then call your Senators and Representative and ask them if they're willing to support having that program cut or -- failing that -- what else they're willing to cut in order to fund Katrina relief. (Be polite, identify yourself as a local blogger and let them know you're going to post the response on your blog). Post the results. Then go back to NZ Bear's page and post a link to your followup blog post.

I've been trying to find some in my home Congressional District, Pennsylvania's 8th, but have been unsucessful as of yet.

Also, none for Delaware, so I am going to get on that. Any help would be appreciated!

UPDATE (7:22)
: Found a lode of pork for Delaware just by going through Subtitle G of H.R. 3 (that gross Transportation Bill). I found $80,300,000 worth of pork (click the link and scroll), and I know there is more out there! My favorite is the one million to improve pedestrain and bicycle access here at the University of Delaware. That Roselle!


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