New rules in California are preparing to go into effect with nationwide implications, and they’re almost certain to leave the Golden State short on pork.
It’s another example of the rich—well-heeled corporate lobbyists—getting richer as government expands further under the new administration.
The earmark vote shows that far too many purportedly conservative lawmakers want to partake in the big-government excesses of the Biden era.
The coming weeks will see a flurry of old-fashioned horse trading—some would call it corruption—in Washington, as Democrats attempt to pass a partisan ‘stimulus’ bill.
To both connoisseurs and critics, the McRib brings a welcome respite, however brief, from the horrors of this pandemic year.
Pelosi’s caucus is looking to keep the special interest gravy train flowing, while chucking the average American another deficit-funded check like red meat to a dog they’re trying to get off their trail.
Politicians used the largest spending bill in U.S. history to force through a wide variety of earmarks and partisan boondoggles on the backs of future taxpayers.
As long as the Pentagon is a sacred cow, the United States will never balance its budget. If our military stops being the world police, it can have all the ships and planes it needs to keep us and the troops safe.
The popular narrative goes that because President Trump launched a trade war against China, China has retaliated by tariffing agriculture products from red states that voted for Trump. False.
The Billion Dollar Boondoggle Act requires a list of every federally funded project that is $1 billion or more over budget or five years or more behind schedule.
We spend gobs of money on our military, so what do we get in return? A lot of foreign intervention that has little clear benefit to Americans.
Former Republican Sen. Tom Coburn writes that Congress would be insane to resurrect earmarks, which he says are inherently corrupt.
Another health-care bill, another pack of senators holding the nation hostage until they get special treatment.
If Defense Secretary James Mattis cannot persuade Trump to request additional funds for the U.S. military, then perhaps he can convince him to reprioritize existing funding instead.
Iowa is America’s largest pork producer. So prisons will serve pork, even if prisoners don’t want it.
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