The "thief class" is at it again. We have this to reflect on upon reading a story like this: there is precious little difference between Republicans and Democrats.
I can only wonder if the system - coupled with a degeneration of public virtue - is what causes this problem. If domestic matters were the responsibility of the most local spheres of government, would the earmark/pork/pet project phenomenon be a thing of the past? Maybe, maybe not. But at least there would probably be more light shed on the issue, and the opportunities for mischief would be fewer.