Pork Report puts bad taste in some Memphians' mouths

Pork Report puts bad taste in some Memphians' mouths
Published: Jun. 26, 2014 at 2:20 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 26, 2014 at 8:41 AM CDT
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The Beacon Tennessee Pork Report assessment of so-called wasteful government spending isn't...
The Beacon Tennessee Pork Report assessment of so-called wasteful government spending isn't going all the way down too well. (Photo Source: Pork Report)
The group says The Pyramid is "a $30 million attempt to turn the defunct Memphis Pyramid into...
The group says The Pyramid is "a $30 million attempt to turn the defunct Memphis Pyramid into the world's largest and tackiest Bass Pro Shop." (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)

(WMC) - The 2014 Pork Report is leaving a bad taste for some no matter how you serve it up, but some of the points concerning Memphis couldn't be denied.

The Beacon Tennessee Pork Report assessment of so-called wasteful government spending isn't going down too well. Big Sue from K97 FM radio was shocked by the organization's view of the National Civil Rights Museum.

"Should be exclusively funded by a private philanthropy," she said.

The group called the $250,000 allotted to the landmark this year a handout and wasteful spending.

"I think it's absolutely ridiculous that the Civil Rights Museum is included in the Pork Report personally," said Big Sue.

The group says The Pyramid is "a $30 million attempt to turn the defunct Memphis Pyramid into the world's largest and tackiest Bass Pro Shop."

"I think something is needed to occupy The Pyramid, because that's where tax dollars are going," said Big Sue. "Maybe if we get the doors open."

The group also called the Film, Entertainment, and Music Commission's $4 million in grants to entice movie producers another waste.

"Totally take it off the board if you can't compete with a state like Louisiana, 'cause a lot of films do get made there," said Memphian Mike Cody.

Cody says there's a better use for that cash, like funding for schools.

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