Pork Spending

Pork Spending

From Wayne Pacelle’s blog:

So often, we hear government critics decry “pork” projects and “pork” spending. These phrases are figurative, indicating wasteful use of public funds. But never have these phrases had such a literal meaning, as our government actually bails out the pork industry when it overproduces and buys up volumes of surplus pork, typically by dumping these surplus commodities into our nation’s schools, child care centers, and domestic food assistance programs.

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One Response to Pork Spending

  1. Absolutely a horrible waste of public funds. The thing I think is ironic is that the pigs have better health care than humans. And the majority live in “climate controlled” 76 degree comfort! Gosh, most people I know have pushed their thermostats to 78 or 80 in the hottest months just to conserve energy & save money. Some don’t even have a/c and that’s in Florida! It’s a hideous enterprise to have to support with FORCED TAX DOLLARS! :(

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