March 24, 2007
Last week I pointed out that the bill to provide supplemental war funding included $25 million for payments to spinach producers, $120 million to the shrimp industry, $74 million for peanut storage, and $5 million for shellfish, oyster and clam producers (see: Funding the War on Spinach). In response to this pork-loading, Congressman Mike Pence has a great retort:
"Spinach, shrimp, peanuts and shellfish? That's not a war funding bill, that's the salad bar at Denny's. "