Where’d the Pork Go?

It looks like there is some good news coming from Congress for a change. No, Nancy Pelosi has not embraced the flat tax…the news is not that good, but for the first time in recent memory, the number of earmarks passed by Congress actually fell according to the newly-released “Pig Book” from Citizens Against Government Waste.
As it turns out, Democrats deserve credit for paying heed to their campaign promises to put a stop to Washington’s culture of corruption (for now at least), but conservative stalwarts like Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Jim DeMint (R-SC) also played a major role in limiting the pork in this year’s budget.
These are small victories, but it shows what can happen when the American public expresses its outrage over wasteful and fraudulent practices in Washington.