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NATIONAL TAXPAYER WATCHDOG GROUP PRAISES NET TAX MORATORIUM BILL

DRAFT Contact: Jim Campi
February 4, 2000 (202) 467-5300

 

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CAGW’s Pork PatrolSM takes a closer look at fiscal 2000 academic pork

When it comes to pork-barrel spending, nobody feeds at the trough with more gusto than colleges and universities.  Ivory towers often disguise some of the most ridiculous projects funded by the federal government.  Here are just a few examples:

Earmark on How to Get Earmarks – $850,000 was earmarked for the East St. Louis Center operated by Southern Illinois University.  This will fund a study on how to spend multiple sources of funding.

CAGW’s Pork PatrolSM takes a closer look at fiscal 2000 VA-HUD Pork

Science and technology pork is always on the menu for appropriators flush with cash.  This is especially unfortunate since the private sector, which stands to benefit the most from government giveaways, is usually capable of footing the bill on its own.  This year's VA-HUD spending bill, signed by the President on Oct. 20, 1999, brings us some truly weird science.

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CAGW Names Rep. Elijah Cummings November 2017 Porker of the Month

Rep. Cummings is CAGW's November Porker of the Month for attempting to place price controls on prescription drugs.