Alaskan Senator Ted Stevens (supposedly a Republican) seems dedicated to wasting money — he’s setting aside Federal money for the development of baby food made from salmon. I’m not sure why this is a Federal issue. Millions of children have grown up without the benefit of baby food made from salmon. I do know that it’s just one more wasteful use of my tax dollars. If you want to know why my wife and I complain about losing $600 a month to the Federal government — this is one of those reasons.
Senator — if you believe in the project so much, please put your own money into it. Don’t put my money into it and then try to tell me that you’re doing it for my own good.
(Hat tip to Radley Balko.)