Monday, December 17, 2012

Shock: Feds Pad Sandy Relief Bill with Pork

Obama Sandy aid bill filled with holiday goodies unrelated to storm damage
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.

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.
Is anybody really shocked? What's a billion dollars these days? You need to get to a trillion before people start paying attention

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