PORKBUSTERS UPDATE: 18 Pages to Apply for Food Stamps, Three For an Earmark
A congressional aide who prefers to remain anonymous did a little checking and turned up these interesting facts comparing how many pages are required to apply for things like Food Stamps and pork barrel projects AKA "earmarks:"
Food Stamps - 18 pages (In Virginia. Might be less or more in other states)
Cub Scout Application Form - 7 pages
Social Security Card - 5 pages
Sen. Murkowski's Earmark Application Form - 3 pages
and how much for a politician who tells the truth? - Priceless