Recognizing Dogged Perseverance in the Mad Pursuit of Pork
[url=http://www.cagw.org/reports/pig-book/2010/oinkers.html]Pig Book "Oinkers" of 2010[/url]
2010 Pig Book Summary - pdf
The Two PIGGIEST OF PIGS IN CONGRESS ARE:
1. REP. C.W. BILL YOUNG (R) OF FL ((63 records for a total of $122,857,000))
2. SEN. THAD COCHRAN (R) OF MS (( 189 record(s) for a total of $359,852,000))
The Dunder-head Mifflin Award
to Senator Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) and Representative Paul Kanjorski (D-Pa.) for $200,000 for design and construction of a small business incubator and multipurpose center in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
The Thad the Impaler Award
to Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) for $490 million in pork.
The Hal Bent on Earmarking Award
to Representative Harold “Hal” Rogers (R-Ky.) for $10 million for the National Institute for Hometown Security.
The Little Engine That Couldn’t Award
for $465 million for the Joint Strike Fighter alternate engine.
The Narcissist Award
to Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) for $7,287,000 to continue the Harkin Grant program and to Senator Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) for $7,000,000 for the Robert C. Byrd Institute of Advanced Flexible Manufacturing Systems.
The Steak Through the Heart of Taxpayers Award
to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Representative Ciro Rodriguez (D-Texas) for $693,000 for beef improvement research.
The Sapping the Taxpayers Award
for $4.8 million for wood utilization research in 11 states requested by 13 senators and 10 representatives.
The Jekyll and Hyde Award
to Representative Leonard Lance (R-N.J.) for his ever-changing stance on earmarks; first signing a no-earmark pledge, then receiving $21 million in earmarks, then supporting the Republican earmark moratorium.
The Kick in the Asp Award
to Delegate Madeleine Bordallo (D-Guam) for $500,000 for Brown Tree Snakes control and interdiction in Guam.
The Plane Waste Award
to Senators Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Representative Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.) for $3,500,000 for the National Institute for Aviation Research.
The Do You Want Fries with That Award
for $2,573,000 in potato research in four states requested by five senators and five representatives.
The Putting on the Pork Award
to Representative Maurice Hinchey (D-N.Y.) for $400,000 for restoration and renovation of the historic Ritz Theater in Newburgh, N.Y.
The Lights! Camera! Earmark! Award
for Representative Diane Watson (D-Calif.) for $100,000 for career exploration and training for at-risk youths for jobs in filmmaking at the Duke Media Foundation in Hollywood.
The An Earmark Grows in Brooklyn Award
to Representative Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) for $400,000 for construction and renovation for safety improvements at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
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