Exactly What I’m Talking About:


So, I throw up a post and then find that Instapundit has exactly what I’m looking for:

And the House this week will vote on requiring members to attach their names to “earmarks” _ those hometown projects slipped into spending bills. The idea is that the sunshine of public scrutiny will mean fewer wasteful, silly sounding projects like $500,000 for a teapot museum in Sparta, N.C.

Now who knows, maybe Sparta is such an awfully boring place that it needs a teapot museum. But the point of sunshine is to let other lawmakers and, most importantly, citizens see and scrutinize which lawmakers are putting what into the federal budget. Thank you Glenn for the Porkbusters Update.