The Pork Barrel Barons

Number 12075
Subject Federal Government
Source U.S. News & World Report
State DC
Year 1994
Publication Date Feb. 21
Summary U.S. News & World Report reports that "In an attempt to spotlight how Congress spends taxpayer money on often-questionable projects, U.S. News examined a year's worth of appropriations voted by the House Public Works and Transportation Committee. The panel authorizes more than $50 billion in public spending annually, and the U.S. News review documented how much of that went toward wasteful projects or projects whose only justification was political self-interest of committee members."
Category Contest Entry
Pages 16
Keywords politics taxes spending conflict of interest constituents favoritism Congressmen decision making
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