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What Does Pork Look Like

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 2007 Congressional Pig Book today, their annual compilation of pork-barrel projects in the federal budget. According to their press release today:

“The 2007 Pig Book identifies 2,658 pork projects at a cost of $13.2 billion in the Defense and Homeland Security Appropriations Acts for fiscal 2007.  Only two of the 11 appropriations bills were enacted by Congress and the remaining nine were subject to a moratorium on earmarks.  CAGW has identified $254 billion in pork since 1991.”

My two favorites listed in the CAGW press release were these two:

  • “$5,500,000 for the Gallo Center to study the effects of alcohol and drug abuse on the brain;
  • “$1,650,000 to improve the shelf life of vegetables”  

Find your favorite in their database of pork-projects, which you can access from the press release.


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