I feel sorry for the hurricane victims, and I want to spend money to help them. But, someone needs to ask: From what source will this money materialize:

The House approved a $6.1 billion package of tax breaks Wednesday to help families recover from Hurricane Katrina and encourage Gulf Coast businesses to reopen their doors, or at least keep employees on the payroll.

Is this truly necessary? Where did that first $60 billion go? Is it really all gone?

Some of our lawmakers could exercise a modicum of restraint — especially while in the midst of a Porkbuster rampage from their fiscally conservative constituents.