A Pork Laden Update from Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Published: March 19, 2009

It’s easy to sit back and complain about the earmarks and pork contained in our federal budget from a distance. But when the pork is distributed in our back yard it’s not nearly so objectionable, is it. After all, isn’t this what we expect of our legislators? That they go to Washington and bring home the bacon for their constituency?
Here’s a little something for you to have a self-righteous struggle with – a pork laden update from Sen. Barbara Boxer.


Dear Friend:

I am pleased to let you know that federal funds will be used to help provide flood control protection along Murrieta Creek.  The funding of $3,349,000 will be used to help provide 100-year flood control protection for the Murrieta and Temecula region.

Many local residents remember the catastrophic flooding of 1993 when six people died and countless businesses and residents were flooded.  This project is aimed at preventing such a disaster in the future.

Besides the basic flood control offered to the region, the Murrieta Creek project will also provide recreational benefits and environmental restoration.  And because of the construction required for the project, good jobs will be created in this area hard hit by job losses.  And as a final benefit, it is expected that, because of the flood protection, some residents and businesses will no longer need flood insurance.

I am very pleased that this federal funding was sought to provide better flood protection for Temecula and Murrieta.


Barbara Boxer
United States Senator

Last modified: March 19, 2009 at 9:03 am | Originally published: March 19, 2009 at 9:03 am
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