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Monday, February 06, 2006

PORKBUSTERS UPDATE: Bush Takes Wraps Off $2.7 Trillion Budget Proposal; Porkbusters Unveils "Hall of Shame"

President Bush's proposed Fiscal Year 07 federal budget has big spending increases for defense but also calls for the termination of 141 programs that aren't working, according to this morning's edition of The Washington Times.

What may be of greater long term significance, however, is the new "Hall of Shame" feature on the Porkbuster's web sight maintained by Truth Laid Bear.

The new feature is designed to highlight how Members of Congress use pork to boast about themselves and in the process, hopefully, focus public attention on the routine excesses that result.

Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit and N.Z. Bear at Truth Laid Bear are always looking for new ideas for the Porkbusters campaign, so let'em know what's on your mind.