Carol Platt Liebau: Oink, oink

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Oink, oink

The Senate supplemental appropriations is -- like its House counterpart -- loaded with pork:

The new bill also includes $13 million for “ewe replacement and retention,” $24 million for sugar beets growers and $95 million for dairy producers. . . .

And it includes $3.5 million for the Capitol’s guided–tour program and $20 million for, in part, insect infestation control in Nevada, thanks to Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Among the other beneficiaries of the Senate “emergency” war bill is the tree assistance program, including, specifically, Christmas trees.

That's what Democratic control means: Surrender in the war on terror -- but plenty of money for the really important things like tree assistance and insect infestation control.


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