pork barrel spending

  

Definition

The act of using government funds on local projects that are primarily used to bring more money to a specific representative's district. Basically the politician tries to benefits his/her constituents in order to maintain their support and vote.

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  • Sometimes you may be able to get some pork barrel spending to come your way if the politician thinks it can help him.

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  • The pork barrel spending occurring in the area was unprecedented as the politicians had never been close in voting competition before.

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  • The playground complex was nothing more than an attempt at pork barrel spending by the incumbent, as election time was near, and he had to pander to the voters for the best chance at keeping his seat.

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