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Pig book that reveals that a big spending in Washington DC.
Citizens Against Government Waste releasing their annual congressional pig book they call it stuff with all the pork barrel projects backed by members of congress.
And while there's been a dramatic drop in overall earmarks.
The report says that our government is still sneak -- and a lot of very expensive pet projects and Steve Centanni is live in Washington with the details Steve.
Well hi Rick here's the latest pig book from that group outlining government spending they say is either redundant and -- -- or ineffective.
Take for example the Abrams M one tanks the Pentagon doesn't really care much about them and has called for production to be suspended.
But congress -- -- hadn't spent 220 million dollars.
To upgrade the -- saying it will preserve thousands of jobs.
And what about alternative energy to power our military ships and planes.
120 million dollar for three different earmarks Senator John McCain is worried this could lead to another Solyndra situation.
Investing in technologies that -- work -- ready yet.
And he pointed out the navy is spend 400 dollars a gallon for fuel made from algae.
More than 38 million dollars went to the Office of National Drug Control Policy even though after forty years and a trillion dollars spent.
The group says drug use among teenagers increased in the last three years the good news is that overall earmarks -- at their lowest level in many years we can take a look at the numbers.
In 2010 there were earmarks totaling sixteen point five billion dollars but that went down a dramatic 80% to 3.3 billion.
That's because congress voted to place a moratorium on earmarks -- a Senator McCain says even so members are still trying to put them into their bills.
Isn't that damning indictment.
Of members of congress.
That we can't pass a bill and -- we pay people off.
The group says earmarks -- passed under different names which means the whole process has become even less transparent -- All right Steve Centanni in Washington thanks Steve.
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