11 September 2008

11 September 2008 - Pigs in Lipstick: Obama's Earmarks (re-post)

"Obama promises change: 'We'll put government data online. We'll use technology to shine a light on spending.' So we decided to take Obama up on his offer. We went to Illinois to see how he is bringing home the bacon.

"This is the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2006, Senator Obama requested a 1.6 million dollar earmark for a project called the Livestock Genome Sequencing Initiative. It’s pork DNA. Now that’s taking pork to a whole new level."


At 9:39 PM, Anonymous James said...

Interesting. So Obama is costing the American taxpayer money by allocating funds to museums, biological research, and infrastructure in his home state. Outrageous!

I much prefer McCain, who is not costing us a dime. Well, except for that war in Iraq over there. But surely we're not spending a lot of money there. Right?


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