Conservatives like to joke about pork-barrel projects being a “monument to big government” or a “monument to waste.” Well, let this be a warning about how you joke in the future: the North Texas Toll Authority has now created a monument to big-government porkers. All big-spenders who just happen to still be spending your money.

You just have to love this. The NTTA today unveiled a MONUMENT dedicated to: State Sen. John Carona, Texas Transportation Commission Chairman David Laney, University of North Texas chancellor Lee Jackson, and a couple others.

The story says these spenders were honored for their “Contributions To Transportation.” Contributions? They TAXED us! They diverted the money! They SPENT money.

Classic case of a government entity using tax dollars to reward the spenders.

No telling how much this monument cost, but I have no doubt you and I paid big for it.