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Your Tax Dollars at Work

Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) highlights the egregious congressional earmark of the week:

This week’s egregious earmark: $123,000 for the International Mother’s Day Shrine in Grafton, West Virginia.

“This is the mother of all pork projects,” said Flake. 

Okay, so the pun is bad, but could you even make up something like this? How many people do you suppose have ever visited this shrine?


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