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January 7, 2013 | 4:05 pm

Video: ‘Don’t Call It Pork’ — Willie Brown Defends Handouts in Fiscal Cliff Deal

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You may have heard that the deal avoiding the “fiscal cliff” national budget crisis included some tax breaks for some rather narrow constituencies. Such as Puerto Rican and Virgin Island rum makers. And NASCAR track owners. And movie producers. Some critics have derided these giveaways as “pork barrel” legislation, a kind of cynical deal making […]

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