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2007 Congressional Pig Book Released and Online

CAGW (Citizens Against Government Waste) have released their 2007 Congressional Pig Book.

From the news release:

The 2007 Pig Book identifies 2,658 pork projects at a cost of $13.2 billion in the Defense and Homeland Security Appropriations Acts for fiscal 2007. Only two of the 11 appropriations bills were enacted by Congress and the remaining nine were subject to a moratorium on earmarks. CAGW has identified $254 billion in pork since 1991.

2007 Summary and Previous Books (back to 1991)

The complete pork database can be downloaded as an Excel file.

Also, historical trends:

Thanks to my friend and colleague, Shirl Kennedy, for posting this one on DocuTicker.

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  1. dcornwall says:

    The 2007 Pig Book identifies 2,658 pork projects at a cost of $13.2 billion in the Defense and Homeland Security Appropriations Acts for fiscal 2007.

    At the current occupation cost of $8/billion a month, all of this “pork” spending which benefits places all around our country would only pay for 49 days of continued occupation in Iraq.

    You’d think CAGW would be on the case for something costing $8 Billion/month without returning results in security. Especially on a program where the recipients want us to leave.

    But I didn’t see anything on the CAGW web site that suggested they had a problem with that.

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    “And besides all that, what we need is a decentralized, distributed system of depositing electronic files to local libraries willing to host them.” — Daniel Cornwall, tipping his hat to Cato the Elder for the original quote.

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