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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 ratified, it will abolish the presidential and congressional pork barrel, mandate line-item budgeting, prohibit and criminalize lump-sum discretionary funds.
Officially referred to as the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), the pork barrel fund is a discretionary budget allotted for lawmakers intended for projects for their constituents.
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.
Pork Barrel BBQ has developed a reputation in the food industry as a company that creates award-winning products that repeatedly best competition at barbecue contests across the country.
According to Earl Parreno, author of one of the studies on the pork barrel system in the Philippines published in the book "Pork and other Perks," each congress member is given 12.
The pork barrel, take-care-of-your-own mentality continues to reign supreme in Congress.
Issues, Spring 1993) is a timely commentary on the issue of academic pork barrel.
For starters, there's a possible listing in the 1992 Congressional Pig Book Summary, which calculates that the 1990 tax increase is funding more than $8 billion worth of pork barrel projects.
In 25 years, McCain never requested a single pork barrel spending project.
Manila: A 90-day suspension has been imposed by the anti-graft Sandiganbayan court against Senator Jose "Jinggoy" Estrada in connection with his alleged role in the misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Funds, also known as pork barrel funds.
Manila Times/Manila Even though her health condition is deteriorating, alleged pork barrel fund scam mastermind Janet Lim-Napoles will not ask for a hospital arrest, her lawyer said yesterday.
This early, political pundits in the Philippines are predicting that Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel scam, will join the Wheelchair Club of the Philippines.
Lawmakers today welcomed President Aquino's order for an immediate investigation on the alleged P10-billion pork barrel scam to clear the names of the innocent and push for reforms the soonest possible time.
of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, Australia) has chosen to conduct this "thick description" of Matsuoka's political life because he is in many ways paradigmatic of LDP politics in that he is strongly representative of special interest groups, has been implicated in a number of corruption scandals involving "money politics," is a fervent advocate for pork barrel projects for his constituency, and has operated within LDP's policy making process as a direct and indirect representative of the special interests central to his electoral support coalition.
The move, announced last week, is an apparent move to punish the popular Congressman for his stand against pork barrel spending and his opposition to the Bush Administration's NSA domestic spying without a court order.