Monday, July 31, 2006

More pork transparency...

but not from the pork-meisters themselves.
Club for growth has a cool chart telling us exactly how our representatives voted on some pork related items when they were forced to have to vote for each item individually instead of voting for lots of hidden items wrapped up in some larger, more meaningful sounding bill.
Comes in that Earl "the Bowtie" Blumenauer voted down 5 of the 19 up for vote. That doesn't sound very appealing, but it does put him in the elite group of Democrats that beat the Republican average, and over shadows the measly votes of the rest of the Oregon contingent. I don't think any of them even voted to remove any of the port projects.

1 comment:

Kat said...

Wow, that's depressing. When Earl Blumenauer is the most frugal diner at the table, you know you're in for a spendy restaurant bill. Oregon's motto--"Go ahead and order the whole suckling pig. It's delicious."