Most recent data available, according to the Tax Foundation
. Feel free to track down some details of your own. Not that Alaska has been a slouch- still #1 in 2008 in terms of pork barrel spending
(would that be wasteful government spending?) Best I can tell the latest figures
show Alaska receiving $506 per capita in federal earmarks (as opposed to $18.70 in Arizona; credit to McCain where it is due). As for Palin's request's specifically, she actually DID lower the amount of her own
earmark requests - from $254M in '07 to $200M in '08. Or, in other words, from $430 per capita waaaay down to $333. Way to 'reign in the earmarks', Governor!
In comparison, your state of Texas (condolences) requested just $34 per person in 2007
. How's that make you feel about $arah's conservative credentials? If sucking at the Government teat was a sport, Alaska would be All-Pro MVP while Texas is riding the JV bench (I LOVE Palin's sports analogies!)