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Conrad is "Porker of the Month"
January 30, 2012 - Chris Morris
Every month, Citizens Against Government Waste names a "Porker of the Month" -- usually a politician in the House or the Senate that CAGW has targeted for pork barrel spending.
You'll be interested to learn that, according to a release from CAGW, it's been 1,000 days since the Senate Budget Committee has passed an actual budget resolution. In light of that, CAGW has given the honor (?) of Porker of the Month to the committee's chairman, Kent Conrad, D-N.D.
Here's the official statement from CAGW:
The last time the Senate approved a budget was on April 29, 2009. The House, by comparison, has voted in favor of two budget resolutions during the past two years. This is “an important milestone in fiscal ineptitude and mindless brinksmanship,” declared CAGW President Tom Schatz, noting that Chairman Conrad and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) have made clear that their decision not to enact a budget resolution is conscious, unified, and partisan. “Since April 2009, the budget deficit has exceeded $1 trillion for three straight years, and the national debt has climbed by more than $4 trillion to $15.2 trillion. Chairman Conrad’s bewildering reputation as a budget hawk makes his legislative catatonia all the more frustrating.” For cashing a hefty paycheck for doing nothing in the last 1,000 days, CAGW names Senate Budget Committee Chairman Conrad the January 2012 Porker of the Month.
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