This interactive map can show you if your congressional delegation is giving you your money’s worth in federally funded beaver habitats and tea cozy museums.

John McCain, whom I’m looking for reasons to like, can at least say the Arizona is 50th in per capita earmark money. My own Alabama, meanwhile, comes in at 14th in per capita spending, with almost three times as much earmark spending as Arizona. As I look around I’m forced to ask, what in the world are we spending it on? Humidity?

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