Nancy Pelosi, Others on 2004 Spending Bill

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There's something for everyone in the $388-billion 2005 Omnibus spending bill that Congress passed last week. It allocates money to projects like the B.B. King Museum, the Tiger Woods Foundation, and the swanky Biltmore Hotel in Florida, while making big cuts in veterans' health care.

Is this a way to run a government? With federal debt mounting, why is federal pork barrel spending still going strong? And what will be left out as a result?

Hear about the pork and priorities of the 2005 Omnibus Appropriations bill.


Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic leader, represents California's 8th District

Gail Chaddock, covers Congress for the Christian Science Monitor.

David Williams, Vice President of Policy at Citizens Against Government Waste

Paul Craig Roberts, served as Assistant Treasury Secretary in the first Regan Administration, contributor to The American Conservative magazine

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on November 30, 2004.


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