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Hi good news pork barrel spending is -- his lowest level in twenty years all time -- was 2006.
The despite bipartisan laws passed prevent support -- we go to the pigs Washington is still dishing out 3.3.
Billion dollars to pet projects that according to a brand new book came out yesterday.
Called the big book detailing government waste joining us right now from the farm.
DC's Tom Schatz president of the Citizens Against Government Waste so Tom are you surprised that you even still have to write this book.
There is a congressional moratorium.
We have slightly different definition but even under -- very strict definition as you mentioned where it.
The twenty year low.
And -- real spending a few of them probably violate the moratorium that they've done a much much better job.
I was getting rid of these ridiculous projects no museums bridges to nowhere opera houses there's still pork but it's not quite as.
Extensive as it used a very -- futures for everyone to know this what qualifies as an earmark how it's defined who requested by.
This is what happens when you want a new market -- -- by only one chamber of congress not specifically authorized not competitively awarded.
Not requested by the president and exceeds the president's budget request with a previous year's funding.
Not the subject of congressional hearing serves only will only a local or special interest so that's really what it is and here are some of things it's stand out and it.
First tell me about this upgrade the M one.
That they do the Pentagon didn't want.
-- the Pentagon of course is under a lot of budget pressure.
Hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts over the next ten years and I don't want to upgrade this until 2017.
Members from Michigan where a lot of the parts are -- saying we need the jobs so let's do it now and that's obviously not helpful to -- fun.
So now we also have a hundred in in twenty million dollars for alternative manager research where we heard this before but this is with in the armed forces air force army navy.
A ridiculous forty million each for the army navy -- -- -- -- pointed out.
That -- be navy so far -- produce 20000 gallons of algae based bio fuel.
At about 400 dollars for again only -- -- they slender life situations the next one was senator in -- -- idea this is what he wants and got five point eight.
Million dollars over that to the east west -- -- to build relations with the Pacific rim countries.
We've been doing this since 1960 the State Department generally hasn't asked for that money.
As senator in -- -- hasn't has put in something like -- 104 million dollars.
For this project since 1997.
How to fish hatch -- their own will never know because ware patching for them.
At a cost of three million dollars for quite.
-- could play control what the -- -- excuse me on the hatchery up top.
What do we need 3.3 million dollars to tell face to hatch.
Well this is one of those projects that wasn't requested by the administration fitting our criteria.
That and these are spread all over the country we don't know which members are getting them because there's no transparency anymore.
Jeff flake -- watch this permanently ban earmarks how close is that the passing.
Well and the senate version of the bill from Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania that forty votes in the senate that means 59 that senators would like to keep earmarks what we wanna keep put on this.
House leadership group should bring up representatives -- -- right away I love your pig tie Tom my sadly you have to keep writing this book thanks so much.
Thank you Brian all right by the --
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