Tuesday, August 27, 2013

$1.5B for 'youth jobs fund'? Critics pan pork in Senate immigration bill

After a comprehensive immigration bill passed the Senate in June, President Obama says he's "absolutely confident" it can pass the House if put to a vote.
But critics question how many lawmakers have actually read the 1,200-page bill, which they say is packed with hidden pork-barrel spending projects ranging from $1.5 billion for a "Youth Jobs Program" to millions for immigrant support groups that some say have a political agenda.
"Earmarks, special pork deals, and cash for groups allied with the Obama administration should be eliminated from any final bill," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said in a statement to FoxNews.com...

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/27/15b-for-youth-jobs-fund-critics-pan-pork-in-senate-immigration-bill/#ixzz2dBNwZd5R

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