Let's see what my representative wants to spend our money on today:
$1,500,000.00 on the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge. I'd rather the Nature Conservancy or some other private group take care of our wildlife conservation (the US government is the biggest polluter, after all-- seems like foxes guarding the henhouse)... but at least this IS federal money being spent on a federal project.
$150,000.00 on the William Cullen Bryant Homestead. Never been there. Looks nice.
$1,400,000.00 for the City of West Springfield, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission for the Connecticut River Combined Sewer Overflow Clean-up. Hmmm. Seems like the people in West Springfield should be cleaning up their own, ummm, stuff.
I really want an RSS feed for all the earmarks that my senators and representatives are putting into all the spending bills (hmm, that could be an interesting summer project...)