Soundbite: Despite the devastating effects of September 11, Americans remain committed to fiscal discipline. Out of control, pork barrel spending in the appropriations bills will do nothing to secure our nation, but it will waste billions upon billions of dollars. Members of Congress need to restrain spending and find a fiscal backbone. Some members of Congress, such as Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), even want to repeal portions of the tax cuts that President Bush signed into law last June. We cannot let this tax increase happen. Members of Congress need to know that they cannot get away with spending billions of dollars on pork barrel projects and raising taxes on Americans during a recession.