Bacon Bounces Back, Say Watchdog Groups

They may not all be as costly or as widely condemned as Senator Ted Stevens' infamous $223 million "Bridge to Nowhere" but earmarks are back with a vengeance. After fizzling in the wake of congressional scandals over the misuse of earmarks before the 2006 midterm elections, the number and dollar amount of pork-barrel projects have increased so far this year, according to budget watchdog groups. This year's defense authorization bills in the House contained earmarks worth $9.9 billion, an...Full Story
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