"Pork" and "Pork Barrel" (1884)
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Wed Dec 7 16:37:11 UTC 2005
How are the "pork" and "pork barrel" entries coming in OED and HDAS? Any way
this is from NYC?
2. fig. The state's financial resources regarded as a source of distribution
to meet regional expenditure; the provision of funds (in U.S., Federal
funds) for a particular area achieved through political representation or
influence. Freq. attrib. or as adj.
1909 Westm. Gaz. 1 June 2/1 The Democratic Party..has periodically
inveighed against the extravagance of the administration, but its representatives in
the Legislature have exercised no critical surveillance over the
appropriations. They have preferred to take for their own constituencies whatever could
be got out of the Congressional ‘pork barrel’. 1913 R. M. LA FOLLETTE
Autobiogr. 60 It was on the so-called ‘pork-barrel’ bill for river and harbor
appropriations. 1916 N.Y. Even. Post 12 May 8/2 The River and Harbor bill is
the pork barrel par excellence, and the rivers and harbors are manipulated by
Federal machinery and not by State machinery.
_PLANS OF THE CANDIDATES; GETTING READY FOR THE CONTEST AT CHICAGO.ARTHUR'S
FRIENDS INDIGNANT OVER MACVEAGH'S LETTER--BLAINE'S BOASTS--A WARNING FROM
NEW-YORK. A PROPOSED NEW MAIL REGULATION. THE "PORK" BARREL OPENED AGAIN.
ANOTHER REPUBLICAN TO BE OUSTED. CODDLING INFANT INDUSTRIES. _
New York Times (1857. May 21, 1884. p. 1 (1 page) :
THE "PORK" BARREL OPENED AGAIN.
The public buildings "pork barrel" was opened in the senate to-day long
enough for Mr. Palmer to secure a good-sized chunk for Detroit, in which city he
has him home. Mr. Miller, of New-York; Mr. Sherman, of Ohio, and Mr. Call, of
Florida, were anxious to get hold of similar favors, but were put off until
to-morrow, when an effort will be made to have a general distribution of
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