Ignorance is irrefutable, since no one will admit to it.
For example, no one here knows, or remembers the 2005 Highway Bill. The pork-barrel benchmark of recent memory.
By Jeff Jacoby, Globe Columnist | August 4, 2005
AT $286.4 BILLION, the highway bill just passed by Congress is the most expensive public works legislation in US history. In addition to funding the interstate highway system and other federal transportation programs, it sets a new record for pork-barrel spending, earmarking $24 billion for a staggering 6,376 pet projects, spread among virtually every congressional district in the land. The enormous bill -- 1,752 pages long -- wasn't made public until just before it was brought to a vote...