- n. acquisition of government money for benefits to a specific locale
“The 2,000 pages or so of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act were the result of all-too familiar lobbying, pork-barreling and short-term politicking, fudging key reforms and pushing many decisions off to regulators; the only winners will be the lawyers who have to figure out what it all means.”
“Outraged Congresspersons from the Great State of Boeing — er, Washington — cloaked themselves in the American flag as cover for their pork-barreling.”
“There would be fits and starts, lots of high-toned pork-barreling, indirection, and bureaucratic tussling, as well as moments of true courage.”
“We engaged in the earmarking and pork-barreling, which is corruption.”
“They think pork-barreling is their right, ... things like that. ”
“I'm not sure all of the "buy in Canada" provisions can be attributed solely to pork-barreling.”
“It was none other than Ted Stevens (joined by fellow pork-barreling Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W. Va.)”
“For starters how about congress doing less earmarking and pork-barreling and putting that money back into the SS fund?”
“What's really going on is a familiar scrum for federal cash, with politicians from Washington and Kansas using nationalism as cover for their pork-barreling.”
“THOMPSON: And what I remember most about those days is sitting next to John on the Senate floor as he led battle after battle to change the acrimonious, pork-barreling, self-serving ways of Washington.”
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