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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sandy Relief? Or More Pork Barrel Spending?

Relief aid for Hurricane Sandy victims or more tax payer funded pork?  Some of each actually. After listening to New Jersey Governor Christie, aka the Human Blimp, whine about the Federal government not coughing up federal tax payer dollars to fund relief for victims and businesses hit by Hurricane Sandy, Congress finally voted a relief package after House Conservatives tried to cut out the non Sandy related pork in this bill, thanks to Senator Harry Reid who put the pork back into the bill, then tried to set up Republicans to vote against the entire bill including this shameful pork. And some people wonder why we think of politicans as crooks.

Here is something of the pork that was included:

$4 million for the Kennedy Space Center. Hell, I didn't know they moved it to New Jersey!.

$8 million for Homeland Security and Justice Department vehicles.

$20 million for a nation wide water resources conservation study.

$41 million for eight military bases including Guantanamo Bay.

$56 million for charting sea debris from lasy years Japanese Tsunami.

$150 million for Alaskan fisheries.

$188 million for new Amtrak lines.

$5.3 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers, which should result in about 10% of actually be used for construction projects.

$10 billion and change public transportation.

$13 billion for mitigation studies and projects to prepare for future storms.

$17 billion for Community Development Block Grants - most likley to be administered by ACORN and other left wing, Obama supporting groups.

This is a shame. A damn shame.

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