53% of voters are good with this crap, and the rest of us, as always, get screwed!
Originally posted on Rat Nation:
DEMOCRATS’ BILL CONTAINS $21 BILLION IN UNRELATED SPENDING
$150 million for Alaskan fisheries, $2 million to the Smithsonian to repair roofs and $8 million to Homeland Security and the Justice Department to buy cars. And that’s chump change compared to the rest.
The old Klansman, Robert Byrd, who was famous for adding West Virginia pork to senate bills, would be proud: The Democrats’ Hurricane Sandy “emergency relief” bill contains more than $21 billion in spending that has nothing to do with Sandy – let alone the devastated areas of New York or New Jersey. Yep, Harry Reid’s Porkfest 2012 does the late senator proud indeed.
Not only does the bill include hundreds of millions of dollars of new unrelated spending requests, it also contains multiple provisions that had previously been rejected or not yet considered by Congress. Included? A measure that alters how the federal government manages areas prone to…
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