Rum, Wooden Arrows, and the Pork Barrel Bailout Lead [-] The shock-doctrine peddlers are saying the world will end if the bailout isn't passed. So you'd think that Congress would focus a little on fixing the financial crisis. Instead, the Senate bailout bill includes issues of vital national importance such as : Extension of economic development credit to American Samoa (p. 279) Rum excise tax to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands (p. 279) Motorsports racing track facility (p. 290) Wool modifications (p. 295) Children and wooden arrows (p. 300) The list goes on and on . . .in fact 500 pages of it! It also includes plenty of unfunded mandates. Indeed, it seems like pork barrel politics as usual in Washington.