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This option creates bad optics as well, because it looks like the old pork-barrel log rolling and legislative sleight-of-hand.

He chose fiscal prudence over pork-barrel spending; evidence-based policies over myth and fear; and human rights over vengeance.

Erik Patashnik defends pork barrel spending as necessarily for helping Congress operate.

The list of evil and corrupt pork-barrel recipients goes on and on.

The 2005 highway bill had more than three times the number of pork-barrel appropriations than its 1998 counterpart.

"The perambulating pork-barrel thinks I am crazy," he mused, looking at the frock-coat.

Some nice bear steak would not go so badly just now, in the present state of our pantry and pork barrel.

Own the pig—own the pig and watch him as he grows ripe for the pork barrel.

Yet the rays of the afternoon sun rested with undiminished radiance on the empty pork-barrel in front of McMullin's shebang.

For some reason a barrel that has once held beef will never do for a pork barrel, though the rule may be reversed with impunity.


On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pork-barrel, such as: back scratching, favors of office, logrolling, melon, patronage, and payola.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.