Pork in budget bill has McCain twittering
WASHINGTON – With Congress likely to pass a big budget bill with a lot of pet spending projects in it, Republican John McCain is literally twittering away his annoyance at the legislation.
McCain, a strong advocate of controlling government spending, gave fair warning of his complaints to come in a tweet he issued on Thursday night: “Tmr I am gonna tweet the TOP TEN PORKIEST PROJECTS in theOmnibus Spending bill the Congress is about to pass”
When last we checked he was counting down from #10 and was at #4. Here you go, complete with his own editorial comments (His humor is back after it went away during the last months of last year’s presidential campaign):
#4. $2.1 million for the Center for Grape Genetics in New York – quick peel me a grape.
#5. $650,000 for beaver management in North Carolina and Mississippi
#6. $1 million for mormon cricket control in Utah – is that the species of cricket or a game played by the brits?
#7. $300,000 for the Montana World Trade Center – enough said
#8. $200,000 “tattoo removal violence outreach program to could help gang members or others shed visible signs of their past” REALLY?
#9. $475,000 to build a parking garage in Provo City, Utah
#10. $1.7M “for a honey bee factory” in Weslaco, TX
Photo credit: Reuters/Mitch Dumke (McCain walks through Capitol in January)