President Obama’s $60.4 billion request for Hurricane Sandy relief has morphed into a huge Christmas stocking of goodies for federal agencies and even the state of Alaska, The Post has learned.Is anybody really shocked? What's a billion dollars these days? You need to get to a trillion before people start paying attention
The pork-barrel feast includes more than $8 million to buy cars and equipment for the Homeland Security and Justice departments. It also includes a whopping $150 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to dole out to fisheries in Alaska and $2 million for the Smithsonian Institution to repair museum roofs in DC.
An eye-popping $13 billion would go to “mitigation” projects to prepare for future storms.
One day you wash up on the beach, wet and naked. Another day you wash back out. In between, the scenery changes constantly.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Shock: Feds Pad Sandy Relief Bill with Pork
Obama Sandy aid bill filled with holiday goodies unrelated to storm damage
Labels: budget, Hurricane Sandy, politics
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