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It is a rotten game these politicians play, with your money1
Legislators even create a special “Local Project Reserve”
 
On June 10, Smithfield Foods announced that their Vernon, California, pork-processing plant would be closing in early 2023 due to “the escalating cost of doing business in California.”
On June 10, Smithfield Foods announced that their Vernon, California, pork-processing plant would be closing in early 2023 due to “the escalating cost of doing business in California.”
 
Even in the bastion of duplicity, representatives in Washington D.C. must attach their names to their pork spending projects in a piece of legislation, a bare minimum for transparency’s sake.
Even in the bastion of duplicity, representatives in Washington D.C. must attach their names to their pork spending projects in a piece of legislation, a bare minimum for transparency’s sake.
 
I almost hate to offer this edition of Christmas songs, but humor is always a great picker-upper this time of year.
I almost hate to offer this edition of Christmas songs, but humor is always a great picker-upper this time of year.
 
This afternoon, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) spoke out strongly against the prospect of Congress bringing back pork barrel spending, commonly known as earmarks
This afternoon, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) spoke out strongly against the prospect of Congress bringing back pork barrel spending, commonly known as earmarks
 
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Perdue Foods, LLC, will expand its Richmond County production facility and hire an additional 30 workers during the coming three years. The popular name in...
Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. announced today that Perdue Foods, LLC, will expand its Richmond County production facility and hire an additional 30 workers during the coming three years. The popular name in...
 
The ruling class is working overtime to convince us to allow them to shake even more change from our pockets to fund their vote-buying and other misadventures. IF ONLY they worked this hard to get government out of our lives and cut taxes.
The ruling class is working overtime to convince us to allow them to shake even more change from our pockets to fund their vote-buying and other misadventures. IF ONLY they worked this hard to get government out of our lives and cut taxes.
 
Two months ago, we featured as a Bad Bill of the Week HB 245, which was a bill that would funnel state taxpayer funds to a local children's museum in the bill sponsor's district.
Two months ago, we featured as a Bad Bill of the Week HB 245, which was a bill that would funnel state taxpayer funds to a local children's museum in the bill sponsor's district.
 
Wikipedia defines "pork barrel" spending as "the appropriation of government spending for localized projects secured solely or primarily to bring money to a representative's district."
Wikipedia defines "pork barrel" spending as "the appropriation of government spending for localized projects secured solely or primarily to bring money to a representative's district."
 
The online dictionary defines “pork barrel” spending as “a government appropriation, bill, or policy that supplies funds for local improvements designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents.”
The online dictionary defines “pork barrel” spending as “a government appropriation, bill, or policy that supplies funds for local improvements designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents.”
 
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