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Monday, March 26

War-Funding Puzzlement (by Fred Thompson)

From the Paul Harvey show - a solid slam on the Left's useless posturing and pork laden "Emergency War Funding" bill. I keep hearing whispering of "Reagan Republican" again...

The House’s emergency war-funding bill contains several conditions on how the war should be run. They’ll never become law but they “send signals” they say. They’re big on sending signals in Washington. But what I was really surprised to find in the bill was what looked like $25 billion in pure pork. Since a lot of the people who voted for the bill campaigned against pork, I was puzzled.

I’m puzzled there’s $283 million for dairy farmers in an emergency war-funding bill. But there’s also $74 million for peanut farmers so, I figured our soldiers are eating a lot of peanut-butter sandwiches; they need more milk to wash them down with.

Hey, I’m trying to keep an open mind, here, okay?

GO LISTEN to the WHOLE THING, reading that little blurb above does not do it justice.

From National Review Online (text audio)