At first I was shocked by Senator Shelby’s vote.
Then I went to his website and looked up news releases:
The good Senator, who happens to sit on the Senate Appropriations (A-Pork-Creations ??) Committee, is bringing home the aforementioned bacon.
Shelby Announces $502,679 for the University of Alabama at Birmingham
Shelby Announces $385,020 for Alabama Department of Public Health
Shelby Announces $695,272 for Jack Edwards Airport
Shelby Announces $26,125 for Taylor Volunteer Fire Department
Shelby Announces $64,600 to Rehobeth Fire Department
Shelby Announces $1.9 Million for Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
Shelby Announces $193,365 for the University of South Alabama
Shelby Announces $373,535 for the University of Alabama
Shelby Announces $197,375 for Shelby County Airport
Shelby Announces $205,928 for Russellville Municipal Airport
Shelby Announces $48,693 for Guntersville Municipal Airport
Shelby Announces $128,124 for Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
Shelby Announces $272,419 for Madison County Executive Airport
Shelby Announces $80,154 for Wetumpka Municipal Airport
*** Rough calculation - around $5MM and this is just a partial list.
Awesome neologism. I propose including it in the next update of the FReeper Glossary.
The crap for the airports, and the schools is just that crap.
Wetumpka airport for example might see 2 maybe 3 planes come and go on a given day, they have no tower to speak of and yet they now have a terminal.
Providing funds so small volunteer fire departments can replace old equipment benefits everyone and lives up to the whole “provide for the general welfare of the United States” as cited in Section 8 unlike resurfacing runways and building terminals at airports that are used by less than 1% of the local population.