During the election campaign for the recently conducted and culminated United States presidential election had candidate Barack Obama speak about how much the Republicans indulged in Pork Barrel spending and Earmark projects. He avowed that if elected, he would ensure that his administration will not engage in any such similar pork or earmarks business.
Well, its hard for politicians to give up this tempting habit it seems because in the $787 economic stimulus bill that was passed by the Congress, there are quite a few instances of what Obama spoke about avoiding during his election campaign.
I recently came across an article which pointed out various examples of the pork barrel spending and projects in the current economic stimulus bailout package plan that Obama has passed.
Obama Economic Stimulus Package Pork Barrel
Projects & Earmarks Spending Examples
Although I am no economist but the article lists out clean instances of how the bill is funding useless research whose sole purpose is to keep people employed in irrelevant research like pig stink etc.
Click the link here for article on Pork – Stimulus Package Pork Barrel & Earmarks.