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Bottle bloat

(article, Culinate staff)

Concerned about how Congress is going to try to reduce the nation's debt? Start by joining the folks at in their protest against federal purchases of bottled water:

bq. When Speaker of the House John Boehner announced his intentions to cut $35 million from the House budget, media outlets looking for an example of wasteful spending honed in one statistic: In 3 months of 2010 alone, the House spent nearly $200,000 on water purchases.

Sign the petition asking the House to change its drinking habits, and help keep plastic bottles out of landfills.