Day: August 21, 2013

Pork Barrel for Dummies

What is the Pork Barrel? An appropriation in the budget that allows government to spend for the benefit of limited groups or constituents in return for their political support. In most cases, the beneficiaries are a representative’s district.  Thus, the legislator uses the appropriation, to earn votes from constituents. In a nutshell: It’s a sum […]