Son Of Porkapalooza

It looks like, with the help of three Republican Senators, making up for three Democrat defectors, the Senate will send a clean Omnibus bill back to the House for passage tonight.

The earmarks are still in but Fox News has the round-up of the top 20 pork project beneficiaries. Byrd once again tops the list by a wide margin. But the other folks at the top of the list are worth noting. West Virginia, Alabama are among the smallest and poorest states. Missouri is … well Missouri. Not poor, but not a state I would expect to be near the top of the list. Click here for the whole story.

Here’s a breakdown of the top 20 earmarking senators and the value of their solo earmarks:

1) Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va. — $122,804,900

2) Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. — $114,484,250

3) Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo. — $85,691,491

4) Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. — $76,899,425

5) Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss. — $75,908,475

Notice the R’s. The D’s do dominate as you move down the list but for those of us who are looking for fiscal responsibility at a time when we are cutting back ourselves and at a time when Obama has already spent or is about to $3 trillion … we have a steep hill to climb.

It’s Not Pork If You Can See It -Update Video

Yup … that’s what far left liberal Democrat Debbie Schultz tells Neil Cavuto in this evening’s Cavuto moment. But the best part comes at the end when Schultz says Obama will cut the budget deficit in half in four years. Cavuto says no way and makes Schultz the second best best of the day. Hint – it’s green friendly.


What’s the first best bet of the day? Come on … do you have to ask?