The Pig Book: How Government Wastes Your Money [NOOK Book]

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The federal government wastes your tax dollars worse than a drunken sailor on shore leave. The 1984 Grace Commission uncovered that the Department of Defense spent $640 for a toilet seat and $436 for a hammer. Twenty years later things weren't much better. In 2004, Congress spent a record-breaking $22.9 billion dollars of your money on 10,656 of their pork-barrel projects. The war on terror has a lot to do with the record $413 billion in ...
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The Pig Book: How Government Wastes Your Money

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Overview


The federal government wastes your tax dollars worse than a drunken sailor on shore leave. The 1984 Grace Commission uncovered that the Department of Defense spent $640 for a toilet seat and $436 for a hammer. Twenty years later things weren't much better. In 2004, Congress spent a record-breaking $22.9 billion dollars of your money on 10,656 of their pork-barrel projects. The war on terror has a lot to do with the record $413 billion in deficit spending, but it's also the result of pork over the last 18 years the likes of:

- $50 million for an indoor rain forest in Iowa
- $102 million to study screwworms which were long ago eradicated from American soil
- $273,000 to combat goth culture in Missouri
- $2.2 million to renovate the North Pole (Lucky for Santa!)
- $50,000 for a tattoo removal program in California
- $1 million for ornamental fish research

Funny in some instances and jaw-droppingly stupid and wasteful in others, The Pig Book proves one thing about Capitol Hill: pork is king!

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"I believe that this book should be read by every citizen in America...What is being done here by CAGW, in my view, is of the greatest importance."

- Senator John McCain

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466853140
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/17/2013
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 868,229
  • File size: 258 KB

Meet the Author


Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) is a private, non-partisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate waste, mismanagement, and inefficiency in federal government. Founded in 1984 by the late industrialist J. Peter Grace and syndicated columnist Jack Anderson, CAGW produces numerous publications including their official newspaper Government WasteWatch and the annual Congressional Pig Book out of which this book grew. They are based in Washington, D.C.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Agriculture : pork on the range 1
Commerce, justice, state, and the judiciary : to protect and defend Congressional pork 17
Defense : the pigs go marching one by one 31
District of Columbia : inside the beltway pork 47
Energy and water : the power of pork 55
Foreign operations : when pigs fly ... overseas 77
Interior : national pork service 91
Labor, health and human services, and education : the working man's pork 101
Legislative : hogs on the hill 121
Military construction : when porky comes marching home 125
Transportation : driving Miss Piggy 137
Treasury/postal : this little piggie went to court 151
Veterans affairs/housing and urban development : bacon bits 161
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2005

    Waste, Waste, Waste!

    This book is shocking in its revelations. It makes you realize just how much we need a line item veto so that much of this is taken out before we pay for it. We also need to hold our decision makers feet to the fire for every decision they make. In the book Courage and Cowardice by Delbert Abbott, the author relates how the Army wasted approximately $23.8 million after Desert Storm. If Government employees think they can get away with it, they will try to waste where ever they can.

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