Thursday, April 10, 2003

The Meatstack: Can I have some pork with that War?

Bush’s proposed bill for the war with Iraq, 75 Billion. The Senate, feeling generous, approved a 80 billion dollar bill. But wait, Someone didn’t read the fine print:

$10 million Dollars goes to science research center at the SOUTH POLE

$5 million for new radios for a Jefferson County, KY police force.

3.3 million bucks for a dam in Vermont.

And for our PA Subscribers:

A provision that would make it easier for senators to send out postcards to constituents to notify them of town meetings. The amendment, sponsored by Senator Arlen Specter, Republican of Pennsylvania, would eliminate wording that limited the taxpayer-financed postcards to counties of fewer than 250,000 people.

"This is directly related to the war effort," said Mr. Specter, who is preparing for a tough re-election battle. "Meeting with the people of Pennsylvania is an important part of our job, including informing them of the war effort. It's really laughable to suggest this is anything but a minuscule change."

Here’s the story in the NY Times

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