Congress Gets The Spirit Of The Paperwork Reduction Act

On Capitol Hill they’ve greased the skids for those who want to belly up to the porkbarrel. Here’s a off the cuff comparison of the paperwork required to receive a Congressional earmark and for various other activities.

Food Stamps Application (Virginia): 18 pages
Cub Scout Application Form: 7 pages
Application for a Social Security Card: 5 pages
FY2007 Earmark Application Form from Sen. Murkowski (Alaska): 3 pages

Apparently it’s easier to get a multi-million dollar, taxpayer-funded earmark than it is to become a Cub Scout…

Related: TTLB’s Porkbusters Hall Of Shame

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