2015 Tennessee Pork Report Finds Record Amount of Waste, Fraud, and Abuse
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Tennessee Pork Report, a publication of the Beacon Center of Tennessee. We have spent the last decade thoroughly researching and reporting government waste, fraud, and abuse. Fittingly, this milestone year has uncovered that state and local government officials squandered a record-breaking $763 million in taxpayer money.
- State officials won the 2015 “Pork of the Year” by commissioning a $46,000 redsquare emblazoned with the letters “TN” as the new official state logo.
- Volkswagen received $165 million from state taxpayers and then invited UAW to its Chattanooga plant against its workers’ wishes.
- A Hamblen County employee took a trip to Disney World on the taxpayers’ dime.
- A whopping $48 million in taxpayer money was gifted to the new Bass Pro Shops inside the Memphis Pyramid.
You can read the full 2015 Pork Report by clicking here.
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