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U.S. senator rips state program as ‘pork-barrel spending’

January 24, 2014

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) recently targeted a Mississippi State University research program as an example of wasteful government spending. McCain put the program at the top of his list of the top 10 examples of wasteful spending in a $1.1 trillion spending bill. (SDN screenshot)

United State Senator and former Republican presidential candidate John McCain (R-Arizona) is taking aim at a Mississippi State University arboreal research program.

McCain took to Twitter last week during U.S. Senate debate on $1.1 trillion spending bill to highlight what he described as the “Top 10 examples of pork barrel spending” in the bill. The senator topped the list with “A $600K program at #Mississippi State University to research how to grow trees faster.”

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