Composting project trashed

February 1, 2011 • Editorial

Congressional Republicans already have saved nearly a half-million dollars by eliminating a pet program set up by the House’s previous Democratic leadership. Admittedly it is not much, considering the government’s $1.4 trillion deficit. But even if it is more symbolic than substantive, it’s always good to see wasteful spending reduced.

In this case, wasteful spending on waste. Northern California Republican Rep. Dan Lungren has ordered an end to former Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s composting program in the House of Representatives. Apart from the $475,000 that ending the project Login to read more

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