If you read one of my earlier posts on why the US is in debt, you may recall the block of bolded text in which Zakaria explained the reasons why it is so easy to get pork spending through Congress. In case you don’t remember a random quote that I posted 7ish months ago, here’s the quote again.
If a group of 100 farmers got together to petition the government to give them $10 million, the benefit to each farmer is 100,000. The cost to the rest of the country is about 4 cents per person. Who is more likely to form a lobby, them or us?
Well, as it turns out, we do have a lobby! (They may be the most underfunded, ignored, and little supported lobby in history, but hey, it’s a start.) The lobby is called Citizens Against Government Waste, and their homepage is http://www.cagw.org/site/PageServer.
Our lobby is working hard to make sure that we, the special interest group against special interest groups, don’t have to pay another cent to the mohair farmers. In fact, they say that for every dollar we give them, they can get rid of $9,000 worth of public spending! So if you want to save yourself some money in the long term, I recommend a donation. I will start us off by donating $25 (I’m only sixteen). Feel free to thank me for the 9 cents I just saved all of you =)