Porkulus Bill: $595,600 per Pound

by Sal on July 19, 2009

in Economy,Politics

We now know what the unit price is for government pork.  Recovery.gov, which is the site that supposedly was built to make the expenditures of the Porkulus bill transparent, has posted an entry for a contract worth $1,191,200.  What was the contract for?  According to the site, that sum was awarded to Clougherty Packaging, LLC for “2 pound frozen ham sliced.”  That works out to be about $595,600/lb.  You can’t make this stuff up.

H/T: RedState

Note:  In the event that the government decides to cleanse the site and take that embarrassing page down, I have taken a screenshot of the page in order to document it for posterity.

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