Well, this is rich.
Apparently some Democratic House members are criticizing the state’s compromise budget plan for containing pork spending.
While I agree with their assessments, I detail many of the pork projects in this budget summary, I think this may set a record for lack of self-awareness. Roy Cooper’s office has even chimed in: “A document released by Cooper’s office listed more than 100 specific earmarks in the budget, totaling more than $70 million.”
North Carolina Democrats certainly should know what pork spending looks like. For example:
- the $1.1 billion of pork in 2008-09
- $150 million in 2005
- $1.64 billion between 2005 and 2008
- $300 million in 2009-10
You get the idea.