Your $28 Million Dollar Pork Dinner
With growing criticism of the effectiveness of President Obama $787 billion dollar economic stimulus plan mounting, several recent purchases by the Department of Agriculture have American taxpayers in a furor.
According to Recovery.gov, the DOA spent over $28 million dollars on 760,000 pounds of ham, 837,936 pounds of mozzarella cheese and 4,039,200 pounds of processed cheese plus other food items, including, ironically, â€œcanned porkâ€?. With these purchases posted on conservative blog The Drudge Report early this morning, the Department of Agriculture rushed a press release in an attempt to justify their actions by claiming the food â€œwould provide a modest economic benefit of benefiting Americans working at food retailers, manufacturers and transportation companies as well as the farmers and ranchers who produce our food supply.â€?
If you are skeptical of just how much of a â€œmodest benefitâ€? this feast is really providing our economy, you are not aloneâ€¦