Porker of the Month
This week the Citizens Against Government Waste named Senator Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) the Porker of the Month. Senator Inouye successfully added $40 million in pork to the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the War on Terror, and Tsunami relief. Much of this money is to repair flood damage to the University of Hawaii and put provisions in place to prevent future flooding. Included in this bill were $10 million for a library and $3 million for a tropical agricultural research project. He also secured a $675,000 homeland security grant for a bus system. When was the last time you heard of a suicide bomber blowing up a bus in Hawaii? For the fiscal year 2005 Hawaii has received $574 million in pork which comes out to $454 per person. Compare this to the national average of $33 per person and Mr. Inouye has earned the title Porker of the Month. Oink oink!