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Orgy at the federal trough
Washington Times ^ | 4/13/02

Posted on 04/13/2002 12:22:08 AM PDT by kattracks

Edited on 07/12/2004 3:52:33 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Taxpayers whose conversations with their accountants are already ending in volleys of profanity ("I owe what?") will reach for flamethrower vocabulary when they read the 2002 Congressional Pig Book released this week by Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW).

Recipients of federal funds on the fruited plain did just fine. Michiganders hoping to make growing improvements in their fruit practices received $239,000, while Alabamans wishing to know more about Satsuma Oranges (such as what they are) squeezed out $800,000. Montana's Sen. Conrad Burns bagged $400,000 for Montana's Sheep Institute (don't ask), and Iowa's Sen. Tom Harkin slopped the National Swine Research Center with $400,000 in funding for manure management research.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government

1 posted on 04/13/2002 12:22:08 AM PDT by kattracks
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To: kattracks
2 posted on 04/13/2002 1:01:39 AM PDT by arm958
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To: kattracks
The sheer shamelessness of it all is breathtaking.

This in the face of fallen government revenues is more than just shameless, its down right criminal:


This is from the Google cache of CBO's Monthly Budget Review, earlier today:

--->[ CBO Monthly Budget Review (cache) ]

(In billions of dollars)

Major Source FY2001 FY2002

Individual Income 404   373   -7.6  
Corporate Income 59   63   6.2  
Social Insurance 270   273   1.4  
Other 59   57   -3.1  
  Total 792   766   -3.2  

SOURCES: Department of the Treasury; CBO.

Total Federal receipts in the first five months of 2002 were lower than receipts in the same period last year by $25 billion, or 3.2 percent.

3 posted on 04/13/2002 2:51:41 AM PDT by ancient_geezer
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To: kattracks;Uncle Bill
4 posted on 04/13/2002 8:44:02 AM PDT by Free the USA
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To: arm958

I agree. any orgy near a trough would be sickening.

Yeesh....think hygiene, people!
5 posted on 04/13/2002 8:57:32 AM PDT by bourbon
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To: kattracks
"And, some of the worst abusers are supposed to be conservatives, or at least Republicans. "

Let's just call them what they are: REPUBLICRATS or DEMICANs. Neither party cares about our Constitution or freedom, only about putting as many Federal Employee slaves on their plantations as possible. Yes massa, I jus luvs them handouts you gibs me to VOTE for you!!!

6 posted on 04/13/2002 9:47:54 AM PDT by HadEnough
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To: kattracks
Constitutional Tax Amendment:
(1) ban all taxes other than a national sales tax on all goods
(2) the national tax shall be 10 percent
(3) there shall be no exemptions or exceptions to the tax

A government with an unlimited budget has an unlimited ability and tendency to spend. A government with restrictions will be more likely to spend wisely the money we give to it.

7 posted on 04/13/2002 11:58:07 AM PDT by jadimov
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To: Free the USA
8 posted on 01/07/2003 3:28:11 PM PST by Uncle Bill
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