Obama the Porker — Obama got $409 million

September 15, 2008

Barack Hussein Obama’s wisdom about pigs:
“There’s a saying in Southern Illinois that you don’t fatten a hog by weighing it.

You can weigh it every day, that’s not how you fatten it up”.

“You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.

Almost $409 million dollars worth of pork, from the $3M for the Adler Planetarium

to $1M for the Women’s GoGirlGo! Initiative …

In 2007, Obama has brought home the bacon for the people of Chicago —

Source: http://obama.senate.gov/press/070621-obama_announces_3/

Here’s the spreadsheet with all of: Obamas Pork

One Response to “Obama the Porker — Obama got $409 million”

  1. fritzkatz said

    Obama twice attempted to direct more than $3 million dollars in taxpayer funds to the Adler Planitarium Museum in Chicago. It just so happens that the Adler’s chairman is one of Barack’s biggest Chicago fundraisers.

    The planetarium’s chairman, then and still, is Frank Clark, chief executive of ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Energy. He has pledged to raise more than $200,000 for Mr. Obama’s run for the White House.

    Even more cozy, this earmark would have benefited a Joe Biden supporter.

    Moreover, the Adler Planetarium is represented by the lobbying firm National Group LLP, co-founded by William Oldaker, who helped launch Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s political action committee in 2005. Mr. Oldaker, a partner with the Delaware Democrat’s son in another Washington lobbying and law firm, is no longer involved with Mr. Biden’s PAC, Unite Our States.

    On the other hand, it must be pointed out that taking earmarked funds that someone else arranged for is a little different than actually being the one creating the diversion of funds. Obama criticizes Palin for taking funds that Congress offered her, but Obama is responsible for being one doing the offering.

    Palin’s record on reform is clear, of course. But, Obama’s record on over spending is also clear. His finger pointing is hollow rhetoric.


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