Skip to comments.Porking Like There's No Tomorrow -- Drudge Exposes Recovery Funds Abuses
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 ...
Release No. 0322.09
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.
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.
And then there’s this: http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D99I9O3O0&show_article=1
“Porking like there’s no tomorrow? I’m down!”
Sounds like they expect another Great Depression.
Living out their New Deal bureaucrat fantasies on our dimes.
How is Tom going to explain 1.1 million spent to repair the door of bldg 5122?
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.
If it said "PICKLED PORK" I would suspect the money was going to Ted Kennedy.
‘Ya know. I tried to search for it, but without a headline it’s difficult. :)
He'll probably explain that it meant to say 'to repair doors on 5122 buildngs'.
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.
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...
Here’s a small one:
20 LIBERTY MESH CHAIRS FOR EBSA-OPPEM CONFERENCE ROOM.”
All porkulus as of 7/17/09 can be found here-It’s fun!!!
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.
Thanks, and here’s an article about Clougherty Packaging being owned by Hormel who was a big contributer to Obama.
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.
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!
LOL. Matt Drudge is having fun with this.
That's bu-u-u-u- bu-u-u-u- bu-u-u-u- a big pile of crap.
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