By Chuck Ring (GadaboutBlogalot ©2009 – 2011)
Quote Freely From The Article – Leave The Pseudonym Alone
The Rio Grande Foundation (RGF) and Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) publish a little booklet about pork in New Mexico. And while the booklet is small, the pork information found within the booklet is anything but tiny. Both RGF and CAGW are equal opportunity squealers and seem not to care whose pork they roast. Every year in every state, and in our federal seat of government, pork flies out the doors of the capital and into the wallow of dubious projects, errant earmarks and pay to play schemes. New Mexico has seen a tub full of stimulus money … some used judiciously, some wasted. Pork projects keep getting fatter, while the ink to print money we do not have may soon become invisible, just like the means to beat our deficit into a surplus.
Thanks to the RGF and CAGW for having the energy and dedication to publish this booklet and for making it available to the public at no cost. Here’s a link to the 2011 New Mexico Piglet Book and here’s a link to the New Mexico Watchdog piece. The New Mexico Watchdog (NMW) blog is affiliated with the RGF.
Thanks and flap of the cap to the RGF, CAGW and NMW. Follow any links below for more information.
- Reason.tv: Porkers of the Month for January 2011 (reason.com)
- Earmark Myth – They Don’t Cost Any Money to Taxpayer (redstate.com)
- Citizens Against Government Waste Needs Your Support (gloucestercitynews.net)
- Help Cut And Balance New Mexico’s Budget (gadabout-blogalot.com)