Thursday, January 15, 2009
I think that porking deserves to be a controversial subject. There is no clear right or wrong concerning porking. I am not a big proponent of porking, but I believe that it is most necessary to try to find a balance. Yes, constituencies need money and porking is a rather good way to get that money, but money doesn't grow on trees. Sometimes it is necessary to think of fiscal responsibility rather than the needs of the constituents. Simply handing out money left and right through porking may help some areas, but such an action would also be fiscally irresponsible. Not only must a government take over its constituents, but it most take care of itself and one way to do that is to be fiscally responsible and know when it is necessary to cut back on porking.