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Greasing the Wheels: Using Pork Barrel Projects to Build Majority Coalitions in Congress

Greasing the Wheels: Using Pork Barrel Projects to Build Majority Coalitions in Congress( )
Author: Evans, Diana
ISBN:978-1-280-54055-4
Publication Date:May 2013
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $234.00
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Pork barrel projects would surely rank near the top of most observers' lists of Congress's most widely despised products. Yet, political leaders in Congress and the President often trade pork for votes to pass legislation that serves broad national purposes, giving members of Congress pork barrel projects in return for their votes on general interest legislation. It is a practice that succeeds at a cost, but it is a cost that many political leaders are willing to pay in order to enact...
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Pages:267



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