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Porking Like There's No Tomorrow -- Drudge Exposes Recovery Funds Abuses
DrudgeReport ^ | 7/20/2009 | DrudgeReport

Posted on 07/20/2009 1:50:17 PM PDT by GVnana

See Drudge Headlines:

SPENDING SCARED: WHITE HOUSE PUTS OFF RELEASE OF BUDGET UPDATE...
RECOVERY.GOV // AWARDED: $2,531,600 FOR 'HAM, WATER ADDED, COOKED, FROZEN, SLICED, 2-LB'...
RECOVERY.GOV // AWARDED: $1,191,200 FOR '2 POUND FROZEN HAM SLICED'...
RECOVERY.GOV // AWARDED: $351,807 FOR 'REPLACE AND UPGRADE THE DUMBWAITER'...
RECOVERY.GOV // AWARDED: $1,562,568 FOR 'MOZZARELLA CHEESE'...
RECOVERY.GOV // AWARDED: $5,708,260 FOR 'PROCESS CHEESE'...
RECOVERY.GOV // AWARDED: $16,784,272 FOR 'CANNED PORK'...
RECOVERY.GOV // AWARDED: $1,444,100 FOR 'REPAIR DOOR BLDG 5112'...
RECOVERY.GOV // AWARDED: $541,119 FOR 'INSTALL TRAFFIC SIGNAL'...

Agriculture Sec. Vilsack: 'Purchased 760,000 Lbs of ham at cost of approximately $1.50 per pound'...

FOOD LION: $.79 Lb...

(Excerpt) Read more at drudgereport.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abuse; ham; obamanomics; porculus; pork; porkulus; spending; stimulus; waste
"IN DEFENSE OF HAM"

Release No. 0322.09
Contact:
Office of Communication 202-720-4623

Response to Drudge Item on Recovery Act Funding

Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

"Through the Recovery Act, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has made $100 million available to the states for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), which acquires food that is distributed to local organizations that assist the needy – including food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens.

The Recovery Act funds referenced in press reports allowed states to purchase ham, cheese and dairy products for these food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries that provide assistance to people who otherwise do not have access to food. This program will help reduce hunger of those hardest hit by the current economic recession.

The references to "2 pound frozen ham sliced" are to the sizes of the packaging. Press reports suggesting that the Recovery Act spent $1.191 million to buy "2 pounds of ham" are wrong.

Excerpt -

Memo to Tom Vilsack: Most readers of Drudge are smart enough to figure out the price per pound. It's you and your staff we worry about.

1 posted on 07/20/2009 1:50:17 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

And then there’s this: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D99I9O3O0&show_article=1


2 posted on 07/20/2009 1:51:25 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: GVnana

“Porking like there’s no tomorrow? I’m down!”

3 posted on 07/20/2009 1:53:26 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: GVnana
The Recovery Act funds referenced in press reports allowed states to purchase ham, cheese and dairy products for these food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries that provide assistance to people who otherwise do not have access to food.

Sounds like they expect another Great Depression.

4 posted on 07/20/2009 1:55:07 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: P-Marlowe

Living out their New Deal bureaucrat fantasies on our dimes.


5 posted on 07/20/2009 1:59:35 PM PDT by GVnana (Sarah for America)
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To: GVnana

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2296510/posts


6 posted on 07/20/2009 2:01:32 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: GVnana

How is Tom going to explain 1.1 million spent to repair the door of bldg 5122?


7 posted on 07/20/2009 2:02:40 PM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: GVnana; All

As word of this insanity gets out, look for -7bama to become -15bama. He will lose all independents as most times they are the socially liberal, fiscally conservative types.


8 posted on 07/20/2009 2:04:33 PM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: GVnana
AWARDED: $16,784,272 FOR 'CANNED PORK'...

If it said "PICKLED PORK" I would suspect the money was going to Ted Kennedy.

9 posted on 07/20/2009 2:04:56 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

‘Ya know. I tried to search for it, but without a headline it’s difficult. :)


10 posted on 07/20/2009 2:05:01 PM PDT by GVnana (Sarah for America)
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To: johncocktoasten
How is Tom going to explain 1.1 million spent to repair the door of bldg 5122?

He'll probably explain that it meant to say 'to repair doors on 5122 buildngs'.

11 posted on 07/20/2009 2:08:13 PM PDT by nightlight7
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To: GVnana

Maybe it’s being picky, but according to TEFAP website, their ‘ham’ is available in 3 lb pkgs, not 2 lb. packages. Considering they just purchased millions of dollars in cheese, there isn’t any cheese in their pantry.

http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/foods/fy09-tefapfoods.pdf
(Available foods)

http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/programs/tefap/ (Homepage)


12 posted on 07/20/2009 2:09:44 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB

Nice catch!


13 posted on 07/20/2009 2:10:36 PM PDT by GVnana (Sarah for America)
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To: GVnana
$1,444,100 FOR 'REPAIR DOOR BLDG 5112'...

The MSM won't care - Dem "corruption" is "old news" as it's happening. The MSM's as corrupt in their biased reporting as the dems are in their million dollar door repairs...

14 posted on 07/20/2009 2:17:24 PM PDT by GOPJ (Conservatives: the "niche market," consisting of about half the population" - David Warren)
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To: GVnana

Here’s a small one:
“TAS::16 1700::TAS
20 LIBERTY MESH CHAIRS FOR EBSA-OPPEM CONFERENCE ROOM.”
$9,435.00

All porkulus as of 7/17/09 can be found here-It’s fun!!!
www.fpdsng.com/downloads/top_requests/TAS_Report.xls

Above link is an excel sheet of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as of July 17th.
Copy and Paste in your address bar, interesting reading.


15 posted on 07/20/2009 2:19:07 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Life, Liberty and the Department of Happiness)
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To: GVnana

Thanks, and here’s an article about Clougherty Packaging being owned by Hormel who was a big contributer to Obama.

http://www.rantrave.com/Rant/Clougherty-Packing-LLC-12-Mil-For-Ham.aspx


16 posted on 07/20/2009 2:20:52 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: GVnana

We need to through this information state by state. This should be a gold mine for the GOP, especially in the upcoming elections in VA and NJ.


17 posted on 07/20/2009 2:23:30 PM PDT by kabar
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To: GVnana

You will all love this— prior to his inauguration, the dear leader talks about our “deficit of accountability and trust”

...he goes on after his sppech to appoint the “chief performance officer” (aka CZAR) to eliminate waste and foster transparency....

“now more efficient and effective government”...guess not.

Oh side bar, they are DELAYING RELEASING THE JULY BUDGET—wonder why.

This You-Tube clip is destined to become a classic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Mq96xTompY


18 posted on 07/20/2009 2:24:26 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait till it is free! "~ PJ O'Rourke)
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To: GVnana

LOL. Matt Drudge is having fun with this.


19 posted on 07/20/2009 2:25:58 PM PDT by Texas Mulerider
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To: GVnana

That's bu-u-u-u- bu-u-u-u- bu-u-u-u- a big pile of crap.

20 posted on 07/20/2009 2:26:28 PM PDT by Redcloak ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: US Navy Vet; All

Let’s not forget today’s DELAY of budget numbers—delayed a month so they can shove health care thru before having to show how scary the numbers are....

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D99I8E485&show_article=1


21 posted on 07/20/2009 2:26:52 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait till it is free! "~ PJ O'Rourke)
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To: johncocktoasten

Can we find out if these companies who got all this pork are big Obama cronies???


22 posted on 07/20/2009 2:39:18 PM PDT by Semperfiwife (Health "care" - by the same folks who run Amtrak and the post office)
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To: GVnana

That kind of quantity no way should one be paying retail. Unless you are an idiot or a price gouging POS.


23 posted on 07/20/2009 2:45:56 PM PDT by visualops (portraits.artlife.us or visit my freeper page)
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To: johncocktoasten

“How is Tom going to explain 1.1 million spent to repair the door of bldg 5122?”

I believe that is an aircraft hangar door. But keep their feet to the fire ... remember the ‘80s toilet seat, hammer and ash tray?


24 posted on 07/20/2009 2:47:53 PM PDT by Bobibutu
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To: GVnana

Obama is nothing but Spam in a can.


25 posted on 07/20/2009 2:56:19 PM PDT by dancusa (The word "racist" is a magic shield word that's supposed to stop any dissent.)
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To: Bobibutu
“How is Tom going to explain 1.1 million spent to repair the door of bldg 5122?”

Could be the door to the Cheyenne Mountain complex, or the door on the big safe in Fort Knox.


26 posted on 07/20/2009 4:20:54 PM PDT by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men)
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To: P-Marlowe
The Recovery Act funds referenced in press reports allowed states to purchase ham, cheese and dairy products for these food banks, soup kitchens and food pantries that provide assistance to people who otherwise do not have access to food.

Obozo claimed the porkulus bill was supposed to "create or save" jobs. How does buying hams for soup kitchens create or save jobs?

27 posted on 07/20/2009 5:07:29 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: GVnana
There is a series of questionable transactions on that list that have a "Completion Date" (column O) of 04/03/2006, FOR WORK APPARENTLY COMPLETED THREE YEARS AGO!

Not surprisingly, the VENDOR IS FROM CHICAGO, 0bummer's home town. It is for work in Washington, D.C., totals over $10,000,000, and is labeled as follows:

"TAS::47 4543::TAS ARRA - RECOVERY PACKAGE 5 SECURITY FENCE & GATES"
"TAS::47 4543::TAS ARRA - RECOVERY PACKAGE 10 UTILITIES MASTER PLAN PACKAGE""
"TAS::47 4543::TAS ARRA - RECOVERY PACKAGE 6 LANDSCAPE MSTER PLAN THRU DESIGN DEVELOPMENT""
"TAS::47 4543::TAS ARRA - RECOVERY PACKAGE 7 SITE UTILITIES""
"TAS::47 4543::TAS ARRA - RECOVERY PACKAGE 2 - DHS PARKING DECK""
"TAS::47 4543::TAS ARRA - RECOVERY PACKAGE 9 SITE UTILITIES""
"TAS::70 0118::TAS ARRA - RECOVERY PACKAGE 3 ADAPTIVE REUSE BLDGS.""
"TAS::70 0118::TAS ARRA - RECOVERY PACKAGE 13 - SPACE ANALYSIS FOR THE SHARED USE BUILDINGS ON CAMPUS""

Why is 0bummer paying $10M to Chicagoans for work done three years ago?

What was the work?

Is anyone at the vendor Perkins + Will a connect 0bamma worshipper?

Why is payment for 3 year old work "stimulative"?

28 posted on 07/20/2009 5:19:33 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (It's the spending, stupid!)
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To: GVnana
Why are these two items for the Air Force for about $80K each scheduled to be completed in 2054, FORTY FIVE YEARS FROM NOW?

TAS::57 3404::TAS - PRIMARY ELECTRICAL TO SUPPORT DAY STREET GATE PROJECT
TAS::57 3404::TAS - PRIMARY ELECTRICAL TO SUPPORT CONSTRUCTION OF COMBAT SKILL TRAINING SITE

How is spending 45 years from now "stimulative?"

29 posted on 07/20/2009 5:23:17 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (It's the spending, stupid!)
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To: GVnana

Too bad for Vilsack that Louise Beavers (the cook in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House) has died ...

Otherwise in defense of ham, he coulda trotted her out to deliver her famous line, “If you ain’t eating Wham, you ain’t eating Ham.”


30 posted on 07/20/2009 5:30:21 PM PDT by Lmo56
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To: GVnana

Why pork?

Would Muslims have to eat the pork too? If not, what is the food the government proposes to feed that population or is this thing racist?


31 posted on 07/20/2009 6:33:07 PM PDT by Boardwalk
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