Saturday, June 03, 2006

Pro Pork Congressman Zach Wamp

In a report on Republican infighting in Washington, The Hill reports that Tennessee Congressman Zach Wamp has openly criticized other Republicans for attempting on the floor of the House to remove pork spending from a military spending bill two weeks ago. Wamp and his colleague, John Carter of Texas, told other Republicans, presumably with a straight face, that they should work through conservatives on the Appropriations Committee. Of course, members of that committee are known for greasing the wheels of the pork barrel, not putting up obstacles.
Carter also added that he didn't think a military spending bill "was a good place to pick a fight." Evidently, he doesn't see that it is not a good place to sneak in unnecessary and unrelated spending.

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