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pork barrel
as in:  pork barrel spending

The bill is filled with pork barrel spending.
  politics:  wasteful legislative spending designed to make a lawmaker’s constituents or contributors happy at the expense of the federal tax payer

(Often abbreviated as "pork.")
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"Pork barrel" originally (and still rarely) refers to a barrel of hog meat.
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  • The bill is filled with pork barrel spending.
  • And I bake every Saturday, and Shad brings fish on Friday, and they’s a pork barrel full of meal, and we float eggs in a crock of vinegarů"
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
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Associated words [difficulty]:   pork barrel , earmark [6] , pressure group [8] , loophole [4] , affirmative action [6] , global warming [6] , hard money [6] , Big Brother [7] , OPEC [8] , privatization [9]
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