Kings of Pork

Author: Rory B. Bellows

Of all the pigs feeding at the trough of taxpayer money, New Jersey’s top earmarkers were Demcratic Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez came out on top. These two brought home the most federal bacon of any New Jersey representative in the fiscal year 2008 according to the Taxpayer Foundation. Lautenberg brought home $289.54 million dollars while Menendez gouged on $289.49 in co-sponsored earmarks. That is well over half a billion dollars in federal tax dollars spent on New Jersey. What is truly disgusting is the fact that these obscene totals only rank them 18th and 19th in the Senate in terms of amounts in earmarks sponsored.


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