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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

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)
http://www.dss.state.va.us/form/pdf/032_03_824.pdf

Cub Scout Application Form - 7 pages
http://www.dss.state.va.us/form/pdf/032_03_824.pdf

Social Security Card - 5 pages
http://www.ssa.gov/online/ss-5.pdf

Sen. Murkowski's Earmark Application Form - 3 pages
http://murkowski.senate.gov/pdf/FY07_Request_Form.doc

and how much for a politician who tells the truth? - Priceless