The Onion on pork-barrel spending

The Onion made up the following examples (via the Club for Growth):

Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), $1,000 to buy every seat in a Lincoln, NE cineplex so he could watch National Treasure: Book Of Secrets in peace

Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA), $6,500 for larger Congressional Softball League hats

Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), $20: Federal Nutrition Assistance Program for Senators Who Forgot Their Wallets

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), $10 million to build a one-mile, 20-lane highway outside of Salt Lake City

Sen. George Voinovich (R-OH), $15 million: erection of a Barbasol museum

Rep. Mike Castle (R-DE), $19 million: free-clam program to benefit people who have never eaten clams

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), $2.8 million for increased Sen. Amy Klobuchar awareness

Rep. Diane Watson (D-CA), $100 billion to establish a National Aeronautics and Space Administration program

Luckily enough, these are entertaining rather than angering. Still, as the CFG says, rather sad to see that these could pretty much exist. When I find the time, I’ll have to check out that CAGW report more thoroughly – if I recall correctly, Ron Paul got 91% which isn’t too bad but is also pretty much the only thing I’ve checked out so far.

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