2004 Pig Book

Reply Thu 8 Apr, 2004 06:52 am
The book the government doesn't want you to see is available. Describes pork-barrel spending.

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Reply Thu 8 Apr, 2004 07:16 am
Where how do they, Congress, think up this stuff?
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Reply Thu 8 Apr, 2004 01:25 pm

While much of this list is "pork" worthy of an Atkins diet, this one:

$37,750,000 added by the Senate for projects in the state of Senate Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), including: $11,000,000 for Route 9; $10,000,000 for Route 10; $8,000,000 for the Canvas Bridge in Nichols County; $4,000,000 for statewide buses and bus facilities; $1,000,000 for the Constructed Facilities Center at West Virginia University for the rapid development and durability of bridges; and $350,000 for Charles Town for gateway revitalization.

seems to include much having to do with making roads and bridges safer. I wonder how we reached the point in our society when road and bridge safety falls under the aegis of "pork," but $87 billion for Iraq doesn't?
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Reply Thu 8 Apr, 2004 02:07 pm
I agree with Titus on this one too.

* a giant meteor comes crashing down *

$293,000 for hoop barns

What's a "hoop barn?" I know what a parsec-barn is.

$270,000 for livestock waste

I don't have to ask about this one. Laughing
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Reply Thu 8 Apr, 2004 04:42 pm
"$270,000 for livestock waste" tarantulas

I agree -- the stench is beyond belief on this one.
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