Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Your pork. My bacon.

Which is it?

U.S. Representative Ginny Brown-Waite on Jan. 28:

“What we do not need, however, is yet another pork ridden bailout that produces few jobs, sends billions of your money to corrupt organizations like ACORN, and does nothing to put money back in the hands of American taxpayers."
Feb. 19:

None of them voted in support of President Barack Obama’s $787 billion economic stimulus package. But today, nine Republican House members from Florida joined with nine Democratic House members from the state ... in writing to the U.S. Education Secretary for a waiver so that the state may qualify for the $2.7 billion in a key funding category of the bill.

The Republicans who signed the letter were listed as Adam Putnam, Ileana Ros Lehtinen, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Tom Rooney, Mario Diaz-Balart, Ginny Brown-Waite, Cliff Stearns, John Mica and Bill Posey.

Feb. 27:

"I think the entire Florida cattle industry would lose the gains that they've made in their research in the various breeding techniques that have resulted from some of the research," said Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite, who was one of two House members from Florida who supported the omnibus measure.

The money for the cattle research facility is part of about $4.1 million Brown-Waite secured for the 5th Congressional District, which spans west-central Florida from Marion County south to portions of Pasco County. In the 2008 spending bill, she received about $6.5 million in earmarks for her district.

Admittedly, the third item isn't referring to the same pot of money. But pork is pork, right?

Or is it only pork when the money is going to someone else's district?

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