Stimulus Funds Premium Pork?


I’m assuming that either there’s an error somewhere, or this is really, really good ham. From’s new recipient data comes this contract, which if I’m reading it right, spends $1,191,200 for “2 POUND FROZEN HAM SLICED.”

That seems like an awful lot for ham–even sliced ham. Just a hunch, but they’re probably buying tens and tens of thousands of 2 pound frozen hams sliced, but of course that’s not apparent from the linked entry.

I just got done writing up some cautionary tales about why one can never take federal data at face value–too bad I didn’t have this one at hand for the chapter. Hat tip to Carl Anderson — one of the first members of Sunlight Labs (the second, in fact) — for pointing it out.