July 27, 2006

porkbustersnewsm.jpgPORKBUSTERS UPDATE: Here’s a worthy venture. “435 districts, 435 blogs against pork!” Andy Roth writes:

Thanks to Congressman Jeff Flake’s 19 anti-pork amendments, we now have every House member on record regarding their positions on earmarks. Before now, House members have been able to avoid scrutiny because their pork was co-mingled with other projects and tucked into the dark corners of big spending bills. Or they were able to withstand the scrutiny because they were attacked as a whole chamber and not directly attacked themselves.

But because of Flake’s amendments, they were recently forced to cast up-or-down votes on specific projects. They could no longer deflect attention. Below is a summary scorecard of how they voted (below the scorecard are the vote descriptions). If you want an itemized list, you can click on any one of the following PDFs. A “YES” vote on any of the Flake amendments is a good, anti-pork vote. A “NO” vote is a bad, pro-pork vote.

So what can we do with this information? If you are a blogger, find your local congressman and blog about him. We have the votes, we have the members on record…now we just need to put some sunlight on the situation. Once you’ve blogged about a particular lawmaker, let me know. I’ll post a link to your blog on the list below. My email address is aroth at clubforgrowth dot org.

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