How often do people get to use other people's money -- taken from them by force of law -- to benefit (directly or indirectly) the places where their relatives work? The answer would be "never" . . . unless you're a member of Congress.
Any candidate aiming to portray himself as the "outside the Beltway" contender should certainly be talking about these abuses -- and linking them to a Capitol culture of entitlement, which springs from a too-powerful government taking too much taxpayer money to do too many "good" things with money that isn't theirs.