"PORKBUSTERS UPDATE: Reader Douglas Bass emails:
I ran into Heidi Frederickson, Congressman Mark Kennedy's staffer, in Keegan's Irish Pub, during the weekly caucus of the Minnesota Organization of Blogs. I mentioned that I had gotten her mentioned on Instapundit, and she told me that she had shown Rep. Kennedy all the Porkbusters web pages. Is it a coincidence that Mark Kennedy cast the deciding vote to cut $50,000,000,000 in spending? I think not!
posted at 07:25 PM by Glenn Reynolds
I adamantly disagree with those who are overly concerned about America’s growing debt. This problem will essentially take care of itself. There are two major reasons for my nonchalance. We are increasingly living in an era of instant communications with our elected officials. Transparency is the key. They are starting to be intimidated by the countless e-mails and phone calls over projects such as the Alaskan “bridge to nowhere.” There is no question but they are now having second thoughts about these dubious expenditures. Yes, Instapundit and the rest of the blogging community deserve to take a bow. Investors will also inform the politicians when they have had enough of their nonsense. They will simply vote with their money. The price signaling of the markets gets everyone’s attention. By 2008 this problem will have virtually disappeared.
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