Thursday, April 07, 2005

Pork Spending

The CAGW has released its annual Pig Book and a record $27 billion was spent on wasteful projects. Some examples include:

· $10,000,000 for the International Fund for Ireland;

· $3,000,000 for the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation;

· $1.7 million for the International Fertilizer Development Center;

· $1,430,000 for various Halls of Fame, including $250,000 for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Tenn., and $70,000 for the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame in Appleton, Wis.;

· $350,000 for the Inner Harmony Foundation and Wellness Center in Scranton, Penn.;

· $100,000 for the Tiger Woods Foundation; and

· $100,000 for the Bach to School Program.