pork-barrel politics

pork-barrel politics

Government spending intended to benefit a particular group in the expectation of political support.
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However, this fiasco is not the result of typical pork-barrel politics in which public funds are channeled into lobbies of alliances, but is mainly due to the technological sublime associated with a totally new and less understood technology hybrid diesel buses.
There are several reasons why Japanese governments have resisted the neoliberalism promoted in the West since the Reagan/Thatcher years: corporate interests, bureaucratic privileges and pork-barrel politics of various kinds.
A deal struck between the UK Government and the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is "the worst kind of pork-barrel politics" and "a straight bung", the first ministers of Scotland and Wales have said.
"If you have a health service tightly controlled by politicians, then you have additional complexities in this already messy system, which is short-termism and pork-barrel politics of the highest order."
An early frontrunner for host city is Birmingham, which has already offered the broadcaster a prime city centre location (although Karen Bradley Most stories of devolved - in areas and education ignore this, only on - the minister for Culture, Media and Sport - represents nearby Staffordshire, a potential conflict of interest that might give rise to accusations of pork-barrel politics).
As a leading economist warned in these pages: "It's very much like pork-barrel politics." (See "Can Technology Save the Economy?" May/June 2009.)
Even oil-rich Alaska, thanks to the efforts of a king of pork-barrel politics, the late Sen.
Ang 'Bribe Ur Barangay' na ang bagong localized version of pork-barrel politics. The power of the LP's purse is energized by the Administration's CCT and BUB projects.
But as taxpayers unwillingly pick up the tab for Tory campaigning, this kind of systematic deceit and the party's revolting pork-barrel politics generate a nasty smell that drives away voters who expect better of a Prime Minister.
The most effective coalitions emerge from a coalition of ideas, not just pork-barrel politics. The changes supported by trade unionists should be seen in that light; and if multiple party support can be garnered for an idea whose time is ripe, then its implementation becomes much easier.
"Whether (the economy) will sink or stay afloat depends on the LDP's ability to rid itself of the pork-barrel politics (it has been associated with)," Morinaga said.