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Voters should be squealing over Sandy pork

Now that we are seeing huge numbers of dollars being provided by Congress for financial aid to victims of Sandy's destruction, it would be nice to see the list of all the "pork" in these bills and the names of the legislators who added the "pork" ("House agrees to emergency aid for superstorm victims," Jan 16).

The Sun has the opportunity to let the taxpayers know who is causing the increases in government expenditures. Surely, this information is available and it would seem to me to be your job to print the facts.

Bill Huppert, Perry Hall

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