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“There Is No Pork In This Bill”

Posted in politics by roving on February 26, 2009

This is what Obama has said a few times. Just one of many many lies Obama has uttered since his career in office. We all have an Obama in our life. Be it at work or someone we know. We listen to them while nodding our heads or goad them on into telling even bigger whoppers. Then as soon as they leave the room, we make fun of him or compare the biggest lie the person has told.

Some of what is not pork that is in the recovery package via America’s Right

  • $59 million for Pacific salmon research
  • $5.8 million earmark for the “Ted Kennedy Institute for the Senate . . . for the planning and design of a building & an endowment”
  • $5.02 million for salaries at the Sugarbeet Disease and Oncology Labs (from Sen. Carl Levin)
  • $2.19 million for the Center for Grape Genetics (from Sen. Chuck Schumer)
  • $2 million for the promotion of astronomy in Hawaii
  • $1.79 million for swine odor and manure management
  • $1.76 million for a honeybee laboratory (from Texas Rep. Chet Edwards)
  • $1.04 million for fighting troublesome crickets in Utah
  • $819,000 for Catfish Genome Mapping (from Alabama Republican Richard Shelby), much of which could end up at my Alma Mater
  • $500,000 for a Senate “pilot program” designed to better make use of mass-mailing postcards
  • $500,000 for a fruit fly facility in Hawaii
  • $473,000 for the National Council of La Raza (from Sens. Bingaman and Menendez)
  • $400,000 for educator training designed to curb bullying at schools
  • $331,000 for research in shellfish technologies (from Virginia Sen. Jim Webb)
  • $254,000 for the Montana Sheep Institute
  • $238,000 for education programs at the Polynesian Voyaging Society
  • $209,000 for improvement of blueberry production and efficience (from Georgia Republican Saxby Chambliss)
  • $200,000 for a “Tattoo Removal Violence Prevention Outreach Program”
  • $190,000 for the Buffalo Bill Historical Center
  • $162,000 for rodent control in Hawaii
  • $143,000 for the expansion of natural history programs at a Las Vegas history museum (from Sen. Harry Reid)
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  1. Gayle said, on February 26, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Oh well you can see how this should kick start the economy and create jobs. We should be back in the black by next weekend

  2. suzyQ said, on February 26, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Looks like Obama is paying his debt to Hawaii for covering up his real Birth Certificate. Hawaii is raking in the pork. Amazing when you think about it.


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