Gov paying over a half million dollars a pound for sliced ham?
According to Recovery.gov, the new Obama website showing us how much the country is being stimulated by government spending, the taxpayers are buying sliced frozen ham at $550,000 per pound. I wonder what they would pay for fresh ham?
Update: The USDA clarifies the misleading data on recovery.gov. "760,000 pounds of ham for $1.191m, at a cost of approximately $1.50 per pound. " Apparently deli meats qualify as a shovel-ready. Drudge notes that sliced ham is available much cheaper at Food Lion.
And here I thought prosciutto was expensive. Is this going to be served to guests at one of the many parties the Obamas like to throw? Half million dollar a pound ham won't really uimpress the Saudis, if Obama offers it to them, no matter how low he bows.
This makes the $100/lb wagyu steaks used at White House parties look like a bargain.
Department of Agriculture
Project Location - State
Project Location - Zip Code
CLOUGHERTY PACKING, LLC
3049 E VERNON AVE
Recipient Zip Code
2 POUND FROZEN HAM SLICED
Hat tip: Michael Geer