You can do your part at EarmarkWatch.org: Bringing Citizen Oversight to Congressional Spending:
Here’s your chance to investigate earmarks–those spending measures inserted by members of Congress into bills that direct taxpayer dollars to their pet projects. Are members using earmarks to meet pressing needs? Reward political supporters? Are they good public policy, or vehicles for pure pork? Every earmark is different, and we currently have over 3,000 of them online, ready and waiting for you to dig into.
What we all uncover could play a role in next year’s elections — or it should. Spread the word.