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slush fund

  • n  a fund for buying votes or bribing public officials
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  • Lower burden of proof makes civil forfeiture laws problematic
    It’s not exactly brain surgery:If you give law-enforcement agencies a strong financial incentive to seize private property, if you make it difficult for private owners to recover seized property through the legal system, and if you allow public officials to use the proceeds as a largely unregulated slush fund, you’re all but asking for abuse.
    June 11, 2013 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • How an ObamaCare Slush Fund Pays For Nanny-State Lobbying
    Did you know that the Affordable Care Act creates an enormous, multi-billion-dollar slush fund — in the out years, it will raise $2 billion a year in perpetuity — for the federal government to spend on more or less anything that might “improve health and help restrain the rate of growth” of health-care costs?
    June 6, 2013 - Cato Institute
  • Editorial: Richland council should nix pork-laden hospitality tax proposal
    SOME ON Richland County Council are poised to drop the pretense that hospitality tax revenue is anything but a slush fund and begin openly spending the money to spread pork projects around the county.
    June 5, 2013 - The State

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