Friday, July 27, 2007

Citizens Against Government Waste List Of Most Egregious Pork-Barrel Projects in H.R. 3043

Via CAGW's Press Release:

Washington, D.C. Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today released a list of the most egregious pork-barrel projects in the House version of the Fiscal 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Act. The cost of the 1,305 projects is a whopping $277.9 million. Both sides of the aisle stuck their greedy hands into the Labor/HSS Education pot to bring home cash to their districts.

Here are some outrageous examples of pork that members of the House added to the Labor/HHS bill:

  • $725,000 requested by Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.):
  • $500,000 for facilities and equipment at the Bridge Community Health Clinic in Wausau and $225,000 for the Cooperative Education Service Agency 11 Rural Health Dental Clinic in Turtle Lake;
  • $500,000 requested by Labor/HHS Subcommittee Ranking Member James T. Walsh (R-N.Y.): $250,000 for the Girl Scouts of the USA, for the Fair Play initiative to engage girls in science, technology, engineering, and math; and $250,000 for technology upgrades at the Onondaga County Public Library in Syracuse;
  • $500,000 for the Our Piece of the Pie in Hartford for education and employment services for out-of-school youth in Hartford in the district of Rep. John Larson (D-Conn.);
  • $450,000 for the In Tune Foundation Group in Washington, D.C., for education through the arts and music, requested by Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.);
  • 350,000 for the Museum of Aviation Foundation in Warner Robins, in the district of Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.);
  • $150,000 for Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association for birds, requested by Rep. Charles Dent (R-Pa.);
  • $150,000 for Jazz at Lincoln Center, N.Y., requested by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.); and
  • $100,000 for the Canton Symphony Orchestra Association for the Northeast Ohio Arts Education Collaborative, in the district of House Labor/HHS Subcommittee member Ralph Regula (R-Ohio).

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is sad that the Intune Foundation got money to do a project that hasn't happened.

I know this for a fact. I spent 3 years of my time being promised contracts to keep me working for free. Now I am going to get a lawyer and sue them (should I say him).....I am not the only one that never got paid for work. Nobody got paid. The Director got a great paycheck for management expenses.....probably around 85% of the budget....and is still trying to get people to work for free. I hope he gets what he deserves. It is sad that he would use Dr. Nobels name in this organization who by the way is the chairman of the board.....but he probably doesn't know what is going on with the foundation. The only other person paid in this ITFG is his girlfriend ....fo figure. I would say he owes me over 100,000 at this point. Wish CNN would do a story about this. The last money was to put together an internet radio network for kids in High Schools that was my idea and plan in the first place....he really used me....but as I said I am getting an attorney and contacting the California Dept. of Labor....

November 7, 2007 at 3:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did the same thing to me..he is a crook.

April 1, 2008 at 10:04 PM  

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