- n. politics The practice of giving favours or money to voters in connection with a candidate for a current or future election, in order to sway enough voters so that the candidate will win.
- n. politics The practice of an elected politician giving favours or money to some or all voters in the politician's electorate, or to certain organizations, as compensation or payback for support from those voters or organizations in the past.
- pork barrel + -ing. (Wiktionary)
“But also, and more to the point, no doubt he will go on about how he will veto pork-barrel spending and rein in earmarks and how he's always been so maverickly anti-earmark and pork-barrelling.”
“Both provinces and feds work on that very Canadian phobia, separation, to excuse the pork-barrelling.”
“Already fighting the charge that it is trying to buy its way back into office, the last thing government needed was an official report into its pork-barrelling before the last election.”
“The South China Morning Post quoted a Singaporean businessman, Ho Kwon-ping, condemning “cronyism and pork-barrelling” in East Asia, adding, “In place of good management, many relied on guanxi.””
“Burrows said his party was strongly opposed to "pork-barrelling", a term used in the US to describe projects created in areas to sway voters.”
“LDP members used to depend upon old-fashioned pork-barrelling to consolidate their seats, while DSPJ members also enjoyed many safe seats, because, under that system, it was possible for marginal politicians to be elected with only a fraction of the votes cast for their more popular rivals.”
“Business chief slams NBN rollout THE first rollout of the National Broadband Network in Tasmania is a squandered opportunity and one of the worst examples of pork-barrelling, says the state's senior business leader.”
“Super clinic sites chosen without study of services LABOR faces fresh charges of pork-barrelling after conceding it decided to establish 28 taxpayer-funded GP super clinics without assessing existing medical services in the chosen locations.”
“Investors feel a minority government with all its attendant haggling, horse-trading and inevitable pork-barrelling would make it harder to force through the tough spending cuts needed to tackle Britain's massive deficit.”
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