Thursday, April 15, 2010

Citizens Against Government Waste

Forwarded to me by a friend.


From: Citizens Against Government Waste
Sent: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 4:35 PM
Subject: CAGW's 2010 Pig Book Unveiled!


The 2010 Congressional Pig Book is here!

Earlier today, at a press conference at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) unveiled the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Pig Book and divulged publicly for the first time that after two decades of CAGW's pointing a finger at the corruptive influence of pork-barrel earmarks and stoking public ire, Congress is beginning to lose its appetite for pork. From 10,160 pork-barrel projects costing taxpayers $19.6 billion in fiscal 2009, the price tag for our politicians' self-serving spending decreased 15.5 percent to $16.5 billion in fiscal 2010, while the number of projects dropped 10.2 percent to 9,129.

CAGW President Tom Schatz has appeared today on ABC's "Good Morning America," CNBC's "Street Signs with Erin Burnett," and "MSNBC Live with Peter Alexander," while CAGW Media Director Leslie Paige has appeared on FOX News Channel's "It's All Your Money" and "Your World with Neil Cavuto." has also featured the Pig Book prominently on its homepage.

Topping this year's list of outrageous special-interest projects featured in the Pig Book are:

$465,000,000 for the Joint Strike Fighter alternate engine;
$4,841,000 for wood utilization research;
$2,573,000 for potato research; and,
$693,000 for beef improvement research.
Search the Pork Database of all 9,129 projects; check out the recipients of CAGW's "Oinker" Awards, which recognize the worst of the worst in this year's Pig Book; and find out your state's ranking in our breakdown of pork per capita by state.

DAVID, you can also get your own hard copy of the 2010 Congressional Pig Book Summary by making a tax-deductible contribution of $25 or more to CAGW today.

And finally, please help us spread the word about the 2010 Pig Book to your friends, family, and neighbors. Together, we can put a stop to this unconscionable waste of our tax dollars!

Citizens Against Government Waste is the nation's largest taxpayer watchdog group with more than one million members and supporters nationwide. It is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government. Contributions to CAGW are tax-deductible as charitable contributions to the extent permitted by law. For more information about CAGW, visit our website at To support CAGW's war on government waste and the 2010 Congressional Pig Book, make a tax-deductible contribution today.

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