Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Congress Goes to War -- For Pork

Congress is set to do a little war profiteering. The bill to pay for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq includes $20 billion in pork. Among the pet projects for Congress members' home districts:
  • $74 million for peanut storage in Georia
  • $25 million for California spinach growers
  • $100 million for citrus growers
There's another $16 million set aside for Congress members themselves. It'll help remodel the old FDA building into new office space. (

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