April 27, 2006

porkbustersnewsm.jpgPORKBUSTERS UPDATE: N.Z. Bear emails that my linkage of the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll below was too coy, and that I should have trumpeted this bit:

Among all Americans, a 39% plurality say the single most important thing for Congress to accomplish this year is curtailing budgetary “earmarks” benefiting only certain constituents.

He’s right — controlling pork is the single highest-priority item identified in the poll, and I should have made more of that. Mark Tapscott summarizes the message to the GOP Congress:

You think the folks back home love those earmarks, right? Guess again, Bunko Boy! And Girl! New NBC survey puts ending earmarks on top public’s priorities!

So how about some action here?

UPDATE: “Pork Awareness Month!” I like it.

Much more on pork-related developments here.