I'm not sure how good a guide this is, but I found this search engine fascinating and, if you're as big a gov dweeb as I am, you might too. Check out which senators and congressmen sponsored which bills. One way to measure how meddling politicians are is to check how many new laws or resolutions they sponsor. Right now, Senator Rick Santorum is waaay in the lead, with 158 bills or resolutions with his name on them. No one else comes close. Once upon a time, conservatives were inactivists. Now, they are the flipside of the old left: taxing and spending and regulating and monitoring until they're red in the face. Whatever else the new GOP believes in, it isn't leaving people alone. Maybe some of you can investigate further and find out if this holds true for Republicans in general, or if there's any solid connection between the number of bills and resolutions a congressman or senator sponsors, and how big a busy-body he is.

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