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Political Pork, Literally

By on 8.13.12 | 2:02PM

President Obama announced today that the Agriculture Department will spend $170 million to buy meat ($100 million for pork, $50 million for chicken, and $10 million worth of yummy lamb) and $10 million for catfish, freeze the stuff for a while, and distribute it to food banks.

According to Reuters, "The president will also direct the Department of Defense to "encourage" its vendors to speed up purchases of lamb, pork and beef and freeze it for later use."

Even those who know that Barack Obama understands no limits on government must occasionally be jarred by his willingness to use our money to transparently buy votes. I'll never think of "pork" spending the same way...

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