Hold the Bacon

You guys are lucky that I'm not running for Congress (search). Because you know what would be my goal? Not bringing home the bacon, but getting rid of the bacon.

I'm so sick and tired of congressmen who claim, "cut the budget, Mr. President, but not in my backyard."

My theme would be, cut the budget, starting in my backyard.

That's why I'd never get elected in the first place. I'd be too weird — and I'm not just talking looks here.

Think about the guys who keep getting elected. They're usually the ones who keep bringing the money home. They love to brag about it: "I brought you this school, this library, this bridge, this highway."

It drives me nuts! Because what this congressman is saying is, "I'm spending like a drunken sailor for you!" Which is a disgrace to drunken sailors, because at least in their case, it's their money! This is all our money. And we should be steamed not seduced!

I say, don't do me any favors. Because when everyone brags about bringing home the bacon... they're also bringing home a huge bill. Because we all pay for that bacon, whether it's in our district or not.

Me? I'd say "enough."

I'd outline the bacon I took away, the federal grants I stopped, the cushy keep-bureaucrats-busy projects I said "no" to.

We all know what'd happen. I'd be thrown out faster than me darting by the produce aisle in a grocery store!

Them there's the facts, but that there is my campaign.

I wouldn't promise you a thing, save this: I wouldn't promise you anything. Just see how long I'd last.

Watch Neil Cavuto weekdays at 4 p.m. ET on "Your World with Cavuto" and send your comments to cavuto@foxnews.com

Neil Cavuto serves as senior vice president, anchor and managing editor for both FOX News Channel (FNC) and FOX Business Network (FBN). He is anchor of FNC's Your World with Cavuto - the number one rated cable news program for the 4 p.m. timeslot - as well as the FNC Saturday show Cavuto on Business. He also hosts Cavuto on FBN weeknights at 8 p.m. In addition to anchoring daily programs and breaking news specials on FNC and FBN, Cavuto oversees business news content for both networks and FNC's weekend business shows, including Bulls & Bears, Forbes on Fox, and Cashin' In. Click here for more on Neil Cavuto.