Housing Bill Contains Left-Wing Pork: Subsidies for La Raza

Earlier, we wrote about how the economic “stimulus package” passed by Congress contained pork for left-wing groups like “La Raza” (Spanish for “the race”).  Now, House banking committee chairman Barney Frank is including a $10 million annual earmark specifically for La Raza in the federal housing bill.  La Raza also gets money from consumer class action settlements, even though its ideological activities — like suing employers over remarks that offend their illegal alien employees — don’t have anything to do with consumers.   (Class action money ends up being diverted to political causes irrelevant to most consumers, like lobbying for affirmative action).   We wrote earlier about Barney Frank’s terrible mortgage bailout bill and how it would harm the economy and rip off taxpayers.