pork-barrelling love

pork-barrelling

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

pork barrel +‎ -ing.

Examples

  • 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.

    Flashback: Steve Carrell Nails McCain On Pork-Barrelling

  • 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.

    Flashback: Steve Carrell Nails McCain On Pork-Barrelling

  • Both provinces and feds work on that very Canadian phobia, separation, to excuse the pork-barrelling.

    Does the Northwest Passage still matter? « Stephen Rees's blog

  • 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.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • 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.

    Howard's end nears

  • 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.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • 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.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • 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.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • 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.”

    No Uncertain Terms

  • 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.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.