Democrats give the finger to voters who repudiated their agenda in the November elections.
One the heels of a $900 billion dollar pork stuffed stimulus bill, sold as a tax compromise, Dems give the voters a final slap in the face by dropping this 2000 page monstrosity on the floor with only 3 days to review it before bringing it up for a vote. This is the exact tactic they used last December to cram the 2000+ page health insurance industry takeover down the throats of the American people.
Here are a few porky highlights founding in this massive spending bill.
The $1.2 trillion bill, released on Tuesday, includes more than 6,000 earmarks totaling $8 billion, an amount that many lawmakers decried as an irresponsible binge following a midterm election in which many voters demanded that the government cut spending. link
$247,000 – Virus free grapes in Washington State
$413,000 – Peanut research in Alabama
$125,000 – Fishery equipment for the Guam Fisherman’s Cooperative Association
$349,000 – Swine waste management in North Carolina
$277,000 – Potato pest management in wisconsin
$246,000 – Bovine tuberculosis treatment in Michigan and Minnesota
$522,000 – Cranberry and blueberry disease and breeding in New Jersey
$500,000 – Oyster safety in Florida
$400,000 – Solar parking canopies and plug-in electric stations in Kansas
$165,000 – Maple syrup research in Vermont link