The Bridges of Pork-Barrel Congress
There is a very cool graphic over at the National Taxpayers Union that maps out the ratio of deficient brigdes in a state in relation to amount of porkbarrell spending that state receives. Thanks go to Andrew Sullivan for giving us the link. Short story — states with lots of pork don’t have any better bridges. The good news here for Missouri is that we don’t rank so bad in the ratio. Pretty much in the middle. They do seem to use a very strict standard for “deficient” bridges, though, as we have a lot more than 392 bridges that need work. That won’t change the ratios, though, as they certainly use the same standard for every state.