Nancy Pelosi

By getting $30 million to protect a mouse, Nancy Pelosi is Pork Queen

San Francisco Democrat Nancy Pelosi got one of the most ridiculous pork project victories in the pathetic history of the modern United States Congress which is contained in Barack Obama's $1 trillion (with interest) "stimulus" bill. Most experts including Democrats, believe the Obama bill will actually cause a decrease to the gross domestic product (GDP) compared to if nothing had been done at all.

There is a pork project in the bill in the amount of $30 million to be spent in Nancy Pelosi's congressional district to save an "endangered" salt marsh harvest mouse, a project which puts her on par with the Pork King himself, the prolific and wasteful spender, John Murtha from Pennsylvania.

According to today's "The Washington Times," Republicans accused Democrats of reneging on a promise to keep pork projects (euphemistically called "ear-marks") which fund lawmakers' favorite projects out of the legislation. The spokesman for the Republican leader in the House of Representatives, Congressman John Boehner said: "One of the proudest boasts of Democrats supporting their trillion-dollar spending plan is that it doesn't contain earmarks. But it seems like powerful Democrats will still find a way to bring home the bacon." The spokesman added, "This certainly doesn't sound like it will create or save American jobs. So can Speaker Pelosi explain exactly how we will improve the American economy by helping the adorable little critter?"

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