Bridge to Nowhere vs. Shrimp-on-a-Treadmill
All year, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) uses his “#PorkChop” series to highlight new and exciting ways that the federal government finds to send taxpayer dollars straight down the toilet.
Today, in honor of March Madness, Flake has opened up voting in his annual “Egregious 8” tournament, which pits wasteful government programs against one another until only one travesty is left standing. The slice of pork that generates the most votes will advance to the next round—and competition is pretty tight.
Take a look at the first matchup: #1 USDA CashCrops vs. #4 NEA Hunk-a-Bully. Which do you think is worse?
Personally, I went with “Roosevelvis”…because how can you not?
Clearly, everyone is having way too much fun with this:
Is this a great way to make explanations of government spending accessible to people who don’t live inside the political bubble? Yes!
Is this a sign that our friends in Congress may be getting a little slap-happy? Also yes.
h/t the Washington ExaminerDONATE
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