Opinion: Brazilian Pork Barrel, Revisited

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - “Orçamento impositivo” is the sesquipedalian rendering in Portuguese of “pork barrel” —American for adding provisions to legislation that forces the government to spend money on something it doesn’t want to. In Brazil, the barrel has (again!) gone ballistic and the pork has gone postal.

No prize from the Curmudgeon for guessing which place every member of Congress thinks deserves the most money — that selfsame district where constituents voted for them because they . . .

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