Tales from the Trail

Pigs rolled out to protest government spending as Tax Day approaches

April 14, 2009

With the April 15 tax day right around the corner, the taxpayer watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste rolled out a couple of pigs to press their case against $19.6 billion in lawmakers’ pet projects for the 2009 fiscal year, calling them “re-election currency.”

Senator Harkin defends earmark to research pig odor

March 4, 2009

Some might think it would be hard to defend spending $1.8 million on researching how to deal with the odorĀ from pig manure, but Senator Tom Harkin found it pretty easy to do.GERMANY/