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Friday, April 07, 2006

Oink! Oink!

The Council's Phat Pork

EJ McMahon of the Manhattan Institute did a very good thing last week in releasing his research of all that is Albany's pork. Simply put, that shit was so obviously fat and yuuuuuuuummmy!

We were inspired. So we thought we'd give you a glimpse of all that is the Council's pork. Because we know that shit is just as yummy.

What's most interesting, though, is to really see one's truest "priorities". And it appears that Giffie's priorities were the gay community (Hetrick Martin Institute got $229,000), some Jews (United Jewish Organization of Williamsburg got $350,000) and of course, the High Line - of which he's a very good friend (they got $250,000).

Interestingly, the Hetrick Martin Institute alone received more money than all the organizations with the word "Harlem" in their names combined. Go figure!

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

backroomie,
the hyperlink on the council's pork is not working. could you fix that?

10:31 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If each council member allegedly gets $80,000 in pork and there are 51 members, then one would think that the pork allocation would equal $4 million. The Adjustment Summary gives a different picture, pork is a lot more than that (even when accounting for the restorations, which are part of the AS). I wonder which distrits benefit the most from the pork moneys. And also wonder if the members that get a lot less than others are aware of this and how their districts (probably the poorest) are getting short changed. Also wonder how much Chelsea got.

9:16 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you mean "Giffie's priorities" or "Christine's priorities"?

12:46 PM

 
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