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pork barrel

Government funding made to a particular area or group to win support or popularity there. He won that district's votes by using the pork barrel and paying for a new community building.
See also: barrel, pork

pork barrel

Government funding of something that benefits a particular district, whose legislator thereby wins favor with local voters. For example, Our senator knows the value of the pork barrel. This expression alludes to the fatness of pork, equated with political largesse since the mid-1800s. [c. 1900]
See also: barrel, pork
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If this (amendment of the Constitution) succeeds, there is no need to hide pork barrel in the departments since the new Constitution allows it,' he said.
This is an attempt to reverse the Supreme Court decision that pork barrel in the form of Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) cannot be provided in the national budget.
He said any appropriation for a project listed in the budget law "cannot fall under the term pork barrel, as such was identified prior to the enactment of the budget.
The three senators, who allegedly demand a share of the pork barrel money, and the amount of public funds involved, are former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (P172.
The essential-lubricant view of pork barrel spending is the justification usually adopted by professional politicians and those with a good spot at the trough.
The scam involved the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), a pork barrel, of a number of senators and members of the House of Representatives.
He spent the major portion of his pork barrel dotting the province of Cavite with overbuilt (and possibly overpriced) bus stops.
Panfilo Lacson claimed that the proposed 2016 budget contains P424 billion in pork barrel in the form of lump sum appropriations.
However, when her mother was exposed as the brains behind the pork barrel scam, which involves setting up fake nongovernmental organisations that accept the pork barrel allocation of senators and congressmen, but are funneled into her personal bank accounts, the younger Napoles closed all her social media accounts.
Tinio is the author of House Bill 1535 seeking to abolish the controversial pork barrel fund of members of Congress.
Estrada then expressed confidence that the charges he was facing over his alleged involvement in the P10-billion pork barrel racket would not affect his chances of seeking another government post.
Pag walang pork barrel sorry, walang siyang mapapasa sa Congress,'' he said.
One such meme, seen below, rides on the popularity of the scary movie The Conjuring by having the character of the chief antagonist in the pork barrel scandal, businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles, hang from the tree taken from the movie's art work and retitled, The Corrupting.
To critics, pork barrel spending is any kind of spending you disagree with.
Consistent with our stand against the pork barrel system, we have no infrastructure projects.