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October 2, 2008

Bailout Congress: Give A Little Pork to get a lot of Poulson

Filed under: Politics — SwittersB & Exploring @ 5:26 AM

Rose City Archery Inc., an Oregon company that makes arrows used by children, hit a bull’s-eye with Senate legislation that would rescue Wall Street banks. Senators attached a provision repealing a 39-cent excise tax on wooden arrows designed for children to an historic $700 billion bank rescue that is likely to pass tonight. The provision, originally proposed by Oregon senators Ron Wyden and Gordon Smith, will save manufacturers such as Rose City Archery in Myrtle Point, Oregon, about $200,000 a year.

It’s one of dozens of tax breaks benefiting Hollywood producers, stock-car racetrack owners and Virgin Islands rum- makers included in the broader legislation in an effort to win support from House Republicans, whose defection contributed to a rejection of an earlier version of the legislation two days ago on a 228-205 vote.


  1. We should vote out every Senator that attached pork to this bill. This crap has gone on long enough and needs to stop or we’ll never get this economy straitened out.

    Comment by Curtis — October 9, 2008 @ 8:51 PM | Reply

  2. The only problem is, I think they ALL attached pork, and sadly, those “reformers” that are coming will have their own pork to attach.

    We really need reform that keeps bills to a single objective.

    If you need something else passed, it needs to be it’s own bill.

    Never happen, but a novel idea.

    Comment by David — October 13, 2008 @ 9:22 AM | Reply

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