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megimoo
04-07-2009, 04:17 PM
The Pig Book : Citizens Against Government Waste

(CAGW) has released its annual "Pig Book"a list of all pork barrel projects approved by Congress.

CAGW says they've found 11,610 projects totaling $17.2 billion. This report covers fiscal 2008. As always, the report is sure contain a number of gems that anti-earmark activists will seize upon. Skimming the report, a few candidates stand out (note: this is not meant to stand as a judgment on each project's merits): *
As always, the report is sure contain a number of gems that anti-earmark activists will seize upon. Skimming the report, a few candidates stand out (note: this is not meant to stand as a judgment on each project's merits):

$1,529,220 for the Appalachian Fruit Lab, requested by Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV)

$7,556,660 for grape and wine research, requested by Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI)

$3,097,167 for shrimp aquaculture research in seven states by Senate Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), House appropriator Ed Pastor (D-Ariz.), and Reps. Raul Grijalva (D-Texas), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), and Richard Neal (D-Mass.).

$1,117,125 for Mormon crickets, requested by Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)

$188,000 by Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Rep. Thomas Allen (D-Maine) for the Lobster Institute.

$492,000 by Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and George Voinovich (R-Ohio) for Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems (US) Inc., to develop a solid oxide fuel cell at the Fuel Cell Prototyping Center at Stark State College of Technology in Canton.

$1,950,000 by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) for a library and archives at the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service

http://briefingroom.thehill.com/2009/04/07/the-pig-book/

tacitus
04-07-2009, 06:11 PM
Compared to the trillions these scum have wasted, this is chump change.

noonwitch
04-08-2009, 08:35 AM
Compared to the trillions these scum have wasted, this is chump change.

The two smaller examples seemed somewhat legitimate-the Lobster Institute probably is pretty important to that industry in Maine, and $188,000 is not quite the same number as the Reid/Cricket thing.


Also, the Ohio Fuel cell research is not a bad thing to fund, either, especially as, again, it's a 6 figure number not a 7 figure number.

megimoo
04-08-2009, 08:58 AM
The two smaller examples seemed somewhat legitimate-the Lobster Institute probably is pretty important to that industry in Maine, and $188,000 is not quite the same number as the Reid/Cricket thing.


Also, the Ohio Fuel cell research is not a bad thing to fund, either, especially as, again, it's a 6 figure number not a 7 figure number."somewhat legitimate",What is there to research about a lobster?You throw it into a pot of boiling water then when it turns red you eat it ! Ipso Facto.