Pork in spending bill

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    “Someone’s pork could be someone else’s filet mignon”

    House OKs $3.9 billion in earmarks in spending bill
    Reporting from Washington - Getting into the holiday spirit, the House of Representatives on Thursday approved a spending bill loaded with goodies for the folks back home.

    Trails for Monterey Bay. An arts pavilion for Mississippi. Bus shelters for Bellflower.

    Though Democrats say they have cracked down on pork-barrel spending, critics attacked the bill as excessive.

    The bill provides $330 million to state and local governments for jailing illegal immigrants convicted of crimes -- $70 million less than last year. A spokesman for state government said that California would take a hit, receiving $18 million less than was budgeted for its prison costs.

    However, California, which is pushing for a high-speed rail line, could receive a chunk of the $2.5 billion included in the bill for such projects.

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    With the economy as screwed up as it is and the unemployment as high as it is, the congress has no business spending a dime more than they have to to run the country. New programs and pork can wait until America is working again. Maybe congress should just take a year off.
     
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    Of course its full of pork. Your talking about DC. Funny how that no more earmarks ain't working out doncha know????
     

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