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Flake’s #Egregious8 Bracket sizes up year’s worst pork

Flake’s #Egregious8 Bracket sizes up year’s worst pork

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?

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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.

Happy voting!

h/t the Washington Examiner


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Doug Wright Old Grouchy | March 25, 2015 at 7:01 pm

Senator Flake, Junior Senator of Arizona! Given his weak conservative credentials, this replacement for the old Golden Fleece Award is lame. But, then, so is the Junior Senator from Arizona!

Still, it probably adds to his small list of conservative efforts, such as it is!

“Monkey Junkies”…..sounds like someone has found a way to get all the cocaine they can snort/sell and have us pay for it, and the poor gorillas are getting Tylox and BC powder. Result of the study: gorillas exhibit no signs of being addicted to cocaine, but we need a ten-year extended study period. As a side result, the gorillas do exhibit signs of diarrhea and don’t seem to get too upset about it!

good thing for this pork that senator flake would never allow a fed. gov’t shutdown to stop this abuse.

Flake is a despicable hypocrite. He’s been lobbying for trade with Cuba for years. He knows that removing the embargo will result in Ex/Im trade credits. That is to say that US Taxpayers will be on the hook for the Castro Brothers debts to American farmers.

From the comments, I gather that the Senator lives up(down?) to his name.

Although I’m sure I’m in agreement about spending on junk (his pets included), I can’t bear to watch the man. He’s just more proof of the damage the party system has done. (I’d really like to have someone worth voting for, instead of always having to pick the lesser of the weasels.)

I’ve asked time and time again for anyone to point out the
Constitutional authority for our tax dollars being used to subsidize this garbage.

Henry Hawkins | March 26, 2015 at 10:55 am

Flake is just throwing off minor chaff so we don’t see the worst stuff.