Well it's that time of year.. No not Spring it's TIME FOR PORK
"And the king of pork is ... Sen. Thad Cochran. The Mississippi Republican ranks at the top this year of the Citizens Against Government Waste's list of congressional earmarkers.
Cochran, the ranking Republican on the Senate Appropriations Committee, is typically a leading pork-seeker and in 2010 had his name on 240 projects worth $490.2 million The runner-up was Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, with 151 projects worth $387.5 million.Foxnews
Go to the website listed above download the 2010 Congressional Pig Book. Warning have some duct tape handy to put your head back together after it EXPLODES..
The COUNTRY is in a recession but apparently the only ones doing a little suffering is you and I. Congress is spending and porking as fast as they can. You wonder why the Teaparty's are popping up all over America. Because America is tired of the PORK laden pet projects and they want more taxes to pay for this and that project.. Obama wants Cap and Trade and other Climate Bills that will devastate us..
We cannot keep this up.. The administration still has about $500 billion in un-spent Stimulus Funds..Why? If it was about Stimulating the ECONOMY and JOBS why was it not used.. Because it is needed to prop up the Economy the next few years to make it look like Obama's plan is working.
Well do you have that duct tape ready? Here are a few more Porky Pig Winners.. Remember THIS IS YOUR MONEY they are wasting.
1. Leading the the 50 states was Hawaii, which enjoyed $251 per capita, thanks in large part to the help of Inouye. On the House side, Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., took home the gold with 50 projects worth $148.4 million.
2. The budget set aside $2.9 million in seven states for shrimp aquaculture research.
3. Five senators and four representatives across four states requested $2.6 million for potato research. Along those lines, several lawmakers also set aside $775,000 for the Institute for Food Science and Engineering, which, as CAGW notes, has a program for researching "Pickle Science and Technology."
4. Montana, Texas and Wyoming were the recipients of $206,000 for wool research.
5.The Camden Police Department, which reportedly was not eligible for stimulus funding because of prior grant violations, was awarded $200,000 in earmarks from New Jersey's two senators, Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez, for a Mobile Communications Center.
6. The Pentagon was awarded billions for programs Defense Secretary Robert Gates spoke out against as unnecessary. One earmark worth $2.5 billion was for 10 C-17 cargo jets. Another was worth $465,000 for development of a Joint Strike Fighter alternative engine.
7. Somehow, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the Senate also made its way into the defense budget. The institute is expected to include exhibits, classrooms and a replica of the U.S. Senate chambers -- at a price of $18.9 million.
8. The budget included $100,000 for the Cabot's Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs; $250,000 for the Wistariahurst Museum in Massachusetts; $500,000 for the Czech and Slovak Museum and Library in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and another $500,000 for the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa.
9.$250,000 for an anti-steroids awareness program at the I Won't Cheat Foundation in Salt Lake City.
Eyeballs bleeding yet? Oh there's more lots and lots more...