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Subject:  Yes We Can - More Pork Date:  12/30/2009  7:33 PM
Author:  telegraph Number:  493871 of 888931

Remember the promise of no more earmarks?

With the worst recession (depression) in history and a 14 trillion dollar debt now looming, with no end in sight......

You would think the lib dems would cut out some of the pork....

This is the defense bill.........repeat...defense....defense...and what do we have?

"In all, Congress added in 1,720 pet projects, including:

·$5 million for a visitors center in San Francisco
·$23 million for indigent health care in Hawaii
·$18 million for the Edward Kennedy Policy Institute in Massachusetts
·$1.6 million to computerize hospital records in Oakland
·$47 million for anti-drug training centers around the country
·$20 million for the World War II Museum in Louisiana
·$3.9 million grant to develop an energy-efficient solar film for buildings
·$800,000 for minority prostate cancer research
·$3.6 million for marijuana eradication in Kentucky
·$2.4 million for handicap access and a sprinkler system at a community club in New York

Lawmakers also added $5 billion for two destroyers, 10 C-17 cargo planes and to develop a jet engine the Pentagon neither wants nor needs. Critics call it classic pork -- projects that may save jobs, but not money.

Wow..vistor center...prostate cancer research as part of 'defense'?.....WW2 Museum? Kennedy Policy Center ? (and you know what type of policy that will be.....and promote)....

Ya gotta be kidding.

And the President will sign this turkey? or did?

Worst President in history.....over 1700 pork earmarks...

Vote the bastards out next many as we can...YES WE CAN....

"Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., says she was "proud" to secure $20 million for a new wing of the National World War II museum in her home state."

More buy off for her vote for health care...which her folks don't want, and can't afford.....but, heck...pork is pork.....oink, oink...

YES WE CAN....Vote the bastards out...

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