Friday, September 5, 2008

Garrett Wins Award

Representative Scott Garrett has once again won the "Taxpayer Hero" award from the Citizens Against Government Waste. I'm actually a very big fan of this groups Pork Book. As reported by Herb Jackson:
Votes defined by the group as pro-taxpayer included extending tax cuts, blocking expansion of children's health insurance, and eliminating funds for a museum dedicated to the Woodstock festival.

It's important to remember, this is an award based on votes, and doesn't take away points for wasteful earmarks, like Garrett getting money for a research project the Army had informed the manufacturer they didn't want. That said, while so many groups base their rankings on a handful of votes, CAGW uses 100 to come up with their score. I don't agree with a handful on the list (they're against deficit neutral bills), but you can read the list here and decide for yourself.

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