The problem we have is $36,000 going to keep bingo halls safe from terrorists. We don't see that as a wise use of money.

We were surprised to see that the area is still very devastated. It is clearly still an emergency there. But we found it curious that one of the few things that had been completely rebuilt - the railroad - is the thing they want to rip up.

Spending is the first thing you hear about when you go out and talk to conservative-base folks.

Pigs are going to start flying. The voice of the taxpayers is finally being heard in Congress.