We have our “porker of the month“:
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 /U.S. Newswire/ — Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today named Rep. John Spratt (D-S.C.) Porker of the Month for working to thwart a budget reconciliation package that could save taxpayers $53.9 billion over five years. As ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, Rep. Spratt preaches fiscal restraint yet refuses to offer savings proposals and even held a mock hearing to misconstrue miniscule spending reductions as deep cuts. The House is scheduled to vote today on the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (H.R. 4241).
My local congressman earns some small amount of praise:
But Rep. Joel Hefley (R-Colo.) has proposed seven across-the-board cuts — of one percent each — to appropriations bills this year, and Rep. Spratt voted against every one.
One percent each, eh? That’s better than nothing – but still a lot lot treating cancer with a Band-Aid.