Saturday, December 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill Says "Oink"
The Senate, not letting a crisis go to waste, has inserted a bunch pork projects into their $60 billion relief spending bill to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Included are $150 million for Alaska fisheries and $58 million for planting trees on private property. I know that Sandy was a big storm, pounding New Jersey and New York, and sending snow as far southward as northwestern North Carolina, but I don't think it also reached Alaska. To be sure, larding up emergency spending bills with items unrelated to the actual emergency is nothing new, but once again we see politicians exploiting an emergency for their own projects. Read more at Breitbart's Big Government and watch the video at Fox Business.