Sunday, October 05, 2008

A Bailout Bill Stuffed With Pork

Thank you United States legislature, for stuffing the 451-page bailout bill with such gems as:
  • Sec. 211. Transportation fringe benefit to bicycle commuters.
  • Sec. 308. Increase in limit on cover over of rum excise tax to Puerto Rico and
    the Virgin Islands.
  • Sec. 309. Extension of economic development credit for American Samoa.
  • Sec. 325. Extension and modification of duty suspension on wool products; wool
    research fund; wool duty refunds.
  • Sec. 503. Exemption from excise tax for certain wooden arrows designed for
    use by children.
  • Sec. 512. Mental health parity.
  • Sec. 601. Secure rural schools and community self-determination program.
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