War-funding puzzlement

National Review
by Fred Thompson

03/26/07

The House’s emergency war-funding bill contains several conditions on how the war should be run. They’ll never become law but they ’send signals’ they say. They’re big on sending signals in Washington. But what I was really surprised to find in the bill was what looked like $25 billion in pure pork. Since a lot of the people who voted for the bill campaigned against pork, I was puzzled. I’m puzzled there’s $283 million for dairy farmers in an emergency war-funding bill. But there’s also $74 million for peanut farmers so, I figured our soldiers are eating a lot of peanut-butter sandwiches; they need more milk to wash them down with. Hey, I’m trying to keep an open mind, here, okay? But I also wondered why the bill gives $25 million to spinach producers...

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