Reverse Pork Barrel Politics
Washington’s new political culture?
12:00 AM, Nov 25, 2010 • By GARY ANDRES
Some might argue that things have not changed that much. Once lawmakers confront the hard realities of specific spending cuts – as opposed to general happy talk about fiscal discipline – the political costs will rise.
We’ll see. But I’m betting that lawmakers traveling in the new reverse pork-barrel culture will find fewer sacred cows in their path to fiscal sanity.