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?