The Pork Barrel

A Newsweek investigation turned up dozens of letters from politicians with an insatiable taste for pork. These are their scraps.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor:¬†In 2009 Rep. Eric Cantor co-signs a letter of support for a grant application to the Department of Transportation for a high speed railway program¬†because it will provide “much needed new jobs.”

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    It’s a tough thing to create jobs out of nothing. Government grants and bank loans are given to entrepreneurs and risk...
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    More than a little bit hypocritical, given this:...(from Letters Reveal
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    Politicians are always being so quality.
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  9. sorachamary reblogged this from bunnyring and added:
    This is excellent. I’ve been saying forever we need something like this.
  10. themoderatelyambitiousscientist reblogged this from bunnyring and added:
    Puh-leeze. Birmingham, too, is not far from Atlanta, New Orleans, Memphis, the beach, or the mountains. I would love to...
  11. thebananafish707 reblogged this from newsweek and added:
    A little late to the game Newsweek. Still important.
  12. bunnyring reblogged this from indreamsandbydreams and added:
    YES. This country needs high speed railways. Seriously.
  13. garmbreak1 reblogged this from wespeakfortheearth and added:
    Government can’t create jobs, except when it makes Republicans look good!
  14. schlinkblog reblogged this from newsweek and added:
    Oh snap.
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    I think a high speed railway would totally change the game in America. My boyfriend and I talk about this constantly- it...
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    ahahah whata hypocrite
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    Cantor is such a hypocritical, lying ******************** politician.
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    Notable because this letter is bookmarked by Rep. Cantor’s comments like, “What we see in this budget, frankly, is an...
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