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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Imnukingfutz View Post
    McConnell is not a Conservative, He is a Liberal Republican.

    Him, McCain, Graham, Cantor, Christie, Boehner, Romney...the list goes on and on. These are the ones why nothing can be done about Washington.
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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    That's how politics is done. Pork Barrel spending is typically how folks that aren't old or dirt poor get their piece of the pie. Those construction workers are probably happy, those business owners that benefit are happy, the citizens of Kentucky should be happy that benefit from that damn. Granted....I believe there needs to be some sort controls...but this idea that all pork barrel spending is bad or that using it to get votes is bad is just ridiculous. If pork Barrel spending doesn't occur Congress just panders to ideologues.
    Exactly right, but that is why we do not have representatives that are fiscally responsible. Benefit a few key constituents and to hell with the country as a whole.

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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Imnukingfutz View Post
    Mitch McConnell Accused of Sneaking in $2 Billion ‘Kentucky Kickback’ in Budget, Debt Limit Deal

    Well, the Republicans caved in and ran away with their tails between their legs over the budget negotiations. The stupid idiots allowed the Continuing Resolution debate to be combined with the Debt ceiling debate...morons.

    But thats not the reason I posted this. It looks like McConnell's home state is getting a special present out of all this.

    A damn project that was slated to get $775,000,000 of Federal monies somehow got bumped to $2,918,000,000.

    No wonder McConnell was so gung ho to pass the deal...screw our budget, Kentucky is getting $3 Billion for a project originally slated to get $775 Million. I wonder if the Contracting company that is building the damn is any kin, friend or large campaign donor of McConnell's.

    And we wonder why the country is in the economic shape it is in.
    See what democrats will allow to get their way? we were better off with no deal. This is how DC works and has always worked

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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    I don't really care that Kentucky is getting money; better than spending it on global police actions. What I do care about is that the one party that actually pretends to care about the debt will only consider addressing it from one side. Do we need to cut spending? Yeah. Should tax increases be part of the solution as well? Yeah.

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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Imnukingfutz View Post
    Mitch McConnell Accused of Sneaking in $2 Billion ‘Kentucky Kickback’ in Budget, Debt Limit Deal

    Well, the Republicans caved in and ran away with their tails between their legs over the budget negotiations. The stupid idiots allowed the Continuing Resolution debate to be combined with the Debt ceiling debate...morons.

    But thats not the reason I posted this. It looks like McConnell's home state is getting a special present out of all this.

    A damn project that was slated to get $775,000,000 of Federal monies somehow got bumped to $2,918,000,000.

    No wonder McConnell was so gung ho to pass the deal...screw our budget, Kentucky is getting $3 Billion for a project originally slated to get $775 Million. I wonder if the Contracting company that is building the damn is any kin, friend or large campaign donor of McConnell's.

    And we wonder why the country is in the economic shape it is in.
    I'm pretty pissed about this if it's true.
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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    I'm honestly not that concerned about it. If that $2b wasn't going to Kentucky, it'd be going somewhere else. If that $2b to Kentucky made it possible to end the government shutdown and (temporarily, at least) avoid the debt ceiling, then why do I care where it goes if it was going to be spent anyways?

    Everyone knows politics is about money. It's all about money. Right or wrong, it comes down to money. The $2b was going to be spent anyways, so if it helped keep our economy from being destroyed, why not spend it on the dam?

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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    Here's a perfect example of media not giving you the FULL story and because of that, ignorant people have jumped to false conclusions. It's appears now to be fully funded.

    http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/Portal...prehensive.pdf
    Though I clipped it, Your post #13 was outstanding..
    Though I live in NorthCentral Illinois, we all understand this is about the 'Ohio River' and Interstate Commerce, not Kentucky .
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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by johndylan1 View Post
    I think he is a power whore more than any ideology.
    Liberal who happens to be a Republican.
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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I'm pretty pissed about this if it's true.
    From everything I have red its one of a few projects getting "funded" out of this deal.

    I am trying to cross reference who got deals and if they were on the fence on the deal....will be interesting to see.
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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Imnukingfutz View Post
    From everything I have red its one of a few projects getting "funded" out of this deal.

    I am trying to cross reference who got deals and if they were on the fence on the deal....will be interesting to see.
    Why will it be interesting? The job of a Congressmen is balance the responsibility of representing the constituents versus the responsibility of doing what's best for the country. If a Congressman is going against the wishes of his constituents for the good of the country, why is it interesting to see him try to at least get a consolation prize for his constituents?

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