The special appropriations bill is supposed to allocated money to pay for the war efforts in Iraq and Iran. Instead, after making its way through the Democrats budgetary process, the bill now is so full of pork that it has risen to a level of obscenity. These politicians have the audacity to include 100 million dollars to pay for their conventions.
Of course, it is these same Democrats that ran on fiscal responsibility that are pulling this garbage, but are you surprised?
The $100 million for the political party conventions — $50 million for the Democratic convention in Denver and $50 million for the Republican convention in St. Paul, Minn. — is included in a section described as “Katrina recovery, veterans’ care and for other purposes.”
The Senate Appropriations Committee noted that the committee provided roughly $50 million to help defray the costs of policing the 2004 conventions. A senate staffer pointed out, however, that the 2004 funding earned approval through the normal appropriations process rather than the less-stringent “emergency” process permitted for the current bill.
The new bill also includes $13 million for “ewe replacement and retention,” $24 million for sugar beets growers and $95 million for dairy producers.
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the bill contains “enough in each of the four food groups for a balanced meal.”via the Examiner.com