September 28, 2005

Hannity has been noting the

Hannity has been noting the careless spending proposed in this $250 billion Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Economic Recovery Act. The act will propose such pork spending as:
  • Establishes a sugarcane disaster assistance program modeled on the FY 2003 program to compensategrowers for estimated losses of $165 million plus anticipated lower production in 2006 due to damage caused by Hurricane Katrina
  • $11 million to implement the Livestock Indemnity Program and Livestock Compensation Program for the 11,000 head of cattle lost due to Hurricane Katrina
  • $10 million to the Secretary of Agriculture to be transferred in the form of a direct lump sum payment tothe Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, of which $8 million is for financial assistance toaffected alligator farms and $2 million is for assessment, research and mitigation activities
The list goes on and on. This is an unprecedented amount of taxpayer dollars which would essentially be wasted on unnecessary projects and programs. I don't mean to sound cold-hearted here. I think we can all agree that Katrina was a horrible tragedy and that the area certainly needs a lot of financial assistance but this is getting ridiculous.
Posted by everyman at September 28, 2005 12:17 PM | TrackBack
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