Swine flu doesn't stop pork

While North Carolina officials my object to the labeling of the H1N1 flu as “swine flu,” it hasn’t deterred our congressional delegation from serving up $228 million of pork.

North Carolina’s congressional delegation served up $228 million in pork barrel spending for fiscal 2009, a 5 percent jump from the previous year, according to the latest report from the government watchdog group Citizens Against Government Waste, writes David N. Bass in the Carolina Journal.

Among the 173 critical items funded in NC according to the CAGW were  $349,000 to study “swine and other animal waste management” and $190,000 for “sidewalk and streetscape improvements” in Fuquay-Varina.

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  1. With the UK confirming two cases of swine flu and the World Health Organization raising its alert level from three to four, the threat does sound quite serious.

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