Petitioners Looking to "Pull the Pork" from Pentagon Budget

BANGOR - For one group in downtown Bangor today, it was all about "pulling the pork."  That's the phrase they're using in calling for Congress to invest in America's middle class.
Members of the progressive Maine People's Alliance gathered outside the Federal building on Harlow Street, delivering petitions and pork sandwiches to the offices of Senators Collins and King...urging them, to quote, "pull the pork" from the Pentagon budget and use the money to fund social programs.
Across-the-board spending cuts will kick in on Friday...unless Congress can agree on a $1-trillion deficit reduction plan.
Erin Thomas


Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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