October 23, 2005

Number of Pork Projects in Federal Spending Bills

Andrew Roth:
From Chris Edwards’ new book, Downsizing the Federal Government (which cited CAGW):

2005 - 13,997
2004 - 10,656
2003 - 9,362
2002 - 8,341
2001 - 6,333
2000 - 4,326
1999 - 2,838
1998 - 2100
1997 - 1,596
1996 - 958
1995 - 1439


Using 2005 numbers, by voting down the “Bridges” amendment, the Senate let the country know that it was unwilling to defund 2 out of 13,997 pork projects today. That’s 0.0142887762 percent.
Posted by James Zellmer at October 23, 2005 12:43 PM | Subscribe to this site via RSS:
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