HT to the publication The Hill.
While Rep. John Campbell is busy patting himself on the back for his battle against federal pork-barrel spending, it seems Republicans still lead the nation is having their pork and eating it too.
more after the flip…
|Sens. Cochran, Stevens lead in earmark tally|
|December 03, 2007|
|Senior Republican appropriators in the Senate have collected more money in earmarks than any other members of Congress, even though President Bush and GOP leaders have forcefully criticized Ã¢â‚¬Å“pork-barrel spending.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Not only have these lawmakers defied their leaders, they have also taken a much greater share of the pot set aside for rank-and-file Republicans than have senior Democrats. As a result, some on the Hill are grumbling privately that GOP appropriators are Ã¢â‚¬Å“not only the kings of pork, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re outright hogs,Ã¢â‚¬Â in the words of one Senate Republican aide.Ã‚Â