Recession? NOT FOR GOVERNMENT PORK!

Senator Tom Coburn has just released his government pork report, here are some highlights…

  • $188,000 for Lobster Institute in Maine, home of the “LobsterCam”
  • $1 million for bike paths on Louisiana levees while levees await basic repairs
  • $2.4 million for a retractable shade canopy at a park in West Virginia
  • $24.6 million for the National Park Service’s 100th year birthday in 2016 – 8 years early
  • $3.2 million on a blimp the Pentagon does not want
  •  $367,000 wasted by a Texas school board on items like an inflatable alligator and under-the-sea waterslide, among other things
  • $5 million for a bridge to a zoo parking lot in St. Louis
  • $9,000 for a non-functioning airplane-shaped gas station in Tennessee 
  • $300,000 for specialty potatoes for high-end restaurants

Read the whole report here.

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