It's Finally Here! Jurassic... Pork?
Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona is continuing a tradition begun by former Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma: releasing a detailed report of insane government spending and waste... and he's doing so in an incredibly epic way. A big way. A Jurassic way. WATCH:
Flake describes this year's pork by saying:
“Like the cataclysmic event that killed off the dinosaurs, Washington politicians declared pork to be extinct five years ago when an earmark moratorium was enacted,” Flake writes in the report's introduction. “But something has survived.”
“Fossilized within the federal budget, these projects continue to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars,” he wrote. “Many have even outlasted the terms of the politicians who created them.”
And that's only the beginning. The report is filled with Jurassic references like "Dino-buses," “VelociRFTA,” and others to document spending for the genetic study of grapes, the American Ballet Theater, Steamtown USA, and more.
Bravo, Senator Flake. Bravo.
Whet your appetite for Jurassic World... read the entire Jurassic Pork report here!
by Krystal Heath, follow her on Twitter