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Monday, March 16, 2009

We Won! Feinstein, Boxer Top 2009 Earmark List

Posted By on Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 5:04 PM

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To paraphrase Peggy Lee, Barbara Boxer brings home the bacon, and Dianne Feinstein fries it up in a pan, according to the most recently updated list of senatorial porkmiesters and mistresses compiled by Taxpayers for Common Sense, a Washington advocacy group.

According to the list, California's Senators have ordered 733 earmarks valued at $569 million, busting the balls of loser states such as Wyoming, which only got $14.5 million in goodies from the $410 billion spending bill President Obama recently signed into law.

According to the list, Feinstein, in concert with other senators, brought home $235 million, while junior Senator Boxer  pulled in $139 million. Feinstein's work gave her a dubious honor as America's number eight porkmistress.

When one takes California's large population into account, however, our senators don't come off as terribly deft, porkslinging wise. California is was in the bottom fifth of per-capita pork recipients.

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