Against Pork Before They Were For It:


Ed Fuelner writing in the Chicago Sun-Times reminds us that Senators Trent Lott (R-MS) and Thad Cochran (R-MS) were against pork before they were for it:

Back in 1993, Lott and Cochran helped defeat President Bill Clinton’s ill-advised “stimulus” package, a $16.3 billion pork-barrel measure (ironically, almost the same amount that’s been wastefully added to the current spending bill). “And where are we going to get the money?” Cochran asked Congress then. “We are going to increase the deficit, which requires the government to borrow more money and to pay more interest. That is not economically healthy, that is economically dangerous.”