U.S. Representative Jeff Flake (R-Arizona) introduced nineteen anti-pork bills in Congress. None of them passed, what a shocker, but high praise goes to Rep. Flake for getting the bills to the House and forcing Congress to vote yes or no, for the record, on these wasteful projects.
The Club for Growth has kindly issued a score card so we can see how our Representatives voted. With the exception of Rep. Terry Everett (Dist. 2), none of Alabama's Representatives voted yes on any of the bills (Yes = good). Rep. Everett voted yes on eight out of nineteen. Hey, better than nothing, at least it wasn't a total shut-out. Please click on the link above to see in black & white what your elected representative has voted for, or in this case, against. Be sure to scroll down to see the actual bills and dollars committed that our Congressmen refused to vote down. These were anti-pork (earmarks) amendments and a yes vote was a vote against spending our tax dollars on these projects.
Of course this is only a small portion of the taxpayer money wasted annually by Congress. Taxpayer money spent to buy votes back home.
Our Congressmen need to hear from us on this. Go to http://www.house.gov/ and find your Representative and contact him. The only way to stop this outrageous waste is to let Congress know we are watching and taking notes.
Stop the Madness.