The Case for Giving Porkbarrel Projects to Dead Members of Congress:

The good that congressmen do is oft interred with their bones, but the pork they sponsor lives on after their deaths. In this post, Don Surber notes that three members of Congress have died so far this year, but that did not prevent the wasteful porkbarrel projects they lobbied for for their districts from passing (hat tip: Instapundit). However, just as it is best to allow only dead farmers to collect government subsidies for not farming, it would also be good to allocate as much of our porkbarrel spending as possible to the districts of dead congressmen. If only dead congressmen were allowed to sponsor pork in their districts, there might be a whole lot less of it.

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