Medibroke doesn't serve the general welfare of the nation. It serves a class of people within the nation, at the expense of others. And who cares if it's Idaho? Who says serving the "general welfare" has to be done as one size fits all federal mandates? Maybe it's urinals for this state, overhead projectors for another, and a botanical garden for yet another.
What's more abusive? The bit of slop that gets handed out to states, or federal programs headed for bankruptcy? Pork is the least of our spending concerns. Damn near dead last.
Much more urgently, federal money shouldn't be spent on pet welfare projects.
I don't consider it lost. What was done can also be undone.