Never let a crisis go to waste…

Surprise, surprise… The Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief Bill has more pork than an IBP hog confinement facility.

President Obama’s $60.4 billion request for Hurricane Sandy relief has morphed into a huge Christmas stocking of goodies for federal agencies and even the state of Alaska, The Post has learned.

The pork-barrel feast includes more than $8 million to buy cars and equipment for the Homeland Security and Justice departments. It also includes a whopping $150 million for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to dole out to fisheries in Alaska and $2 million for the Smithsonian Institution to repair museum roofs in DC.

An eye-popping $13 billion would go to “mitigation” projects to prepare for future storms.

Other big-ticket items in the bill include $207 million for the VA Manhattan Medical Center; $41 million to fix up eight military bases along the storm’s path, including Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; $4 million for repairs at Kennedy Space Center in Florida; $3.3 million for the Plum Island Animal Disease Center and $1.1 million to repair national cemeteries.

The best part? Some of the borrowed “emergency” money isn’t to be spent until 2019.

More and more, government is just a friggin joke.

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One Response to Never let a crisis go to waste…

  1. fubar says:

    there are two parking lots full of mobile homes that could be taken to the Sandy ‘homeless’ people. Just the other day Mr. Fubar drove by one of them in MD, and there are over 200 in Wilkes Barre (about two hours from NYC)

    but that would cancel out the need to pass bills and suck more money into the void that is “pork”.