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March 24, 2005


In The Mail

I just received a review copy of The Pig Book, a book both conservatives and liberals should embrace. Among the "pork barrel" items uncovered:
  • $50 million for an indoor rain forest in Iowa
  • $102 million to study screwworms which were long ago eradicated from American soil
  • $273,000 to combat goth culture in Missouri
  • $2.2 million to renovate the North Pole (Lucky for Santa!)
  • $50,000 for a tattoo removal program in California
Though you might not share the entire agenda of the Citizens Against Government Waste, the group that wrote the book, it's packed with examples of projects inserted into spending bills that ultimately cause Americans to mistrust their government.
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