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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    this wasn't McConnell's doing.... the President asked for the increase in his budget and it has wide bipartisan support.

    y'all need to read about an issue before you go off half cocked.
    Wow! You've got a pitcherful of tea party koolaid right there on your desk.

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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    The cost of the program has doubled since its starting estimates. How much do you think the wages of the plant workers has gone up?

    The reasons for the cost overrun are numerous. Horrendous mismanagement at the Pentagon and at Lockheed Martin. But sure, blame the poor schmuck on an assembly line putting it together because he wants $50k/year on a $500 billion project.
    So, you don't have a clue why it costs so much?
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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    Wow! You've got a pitcherful of tea party koolaid right there on your desk.
    is that what they call the truth nowadays?.. hmmph, fancy that.

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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, you don't have a clue why it costs so much?
    I have plenty of clues. Couple random, major ****ups off the top of my head:

    1) Attempting to rely on computer simulations before finalizing a design goal. This attempts to skip the whole "build one and see if it actually freaking works like we want" part. End result: it doesn't, requiring numerous additional revisions after...
    2) Building numerous airframes before testing is even completed. Those additional revisions now have to incorporated into planes you've already built.
    3) Literally hundreds of different suppliers, many from overseas, results in a logistical and administrative nightmare
    4) Standard "evolving" Pentagon performance requirements. Add in new "desired features" halfway through design means substantial redesign efforts

    But yeah, I'm sure the health insurance for the welder is the ****ing reason the cost projections doubled.
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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Funding our army isn't wasteful spending.
    Sure. That's why our offices got all brand new furniture today when the stuff we had was just fine. All because we "had to spend it or lose it" by the end of the fiscal year. Our military is black hole bro. I know you've heard the saying "had to spend it or lose it" before.
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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Sure. That's why our offices got all brand new furniture today when the stuff we had was just fine. All because we "had to spend it or lose it" by the end of the fiscal year. Our military is black hole bro. I know you've heard the saying "had to spend it or lose it" before.
    We have that problem in schools across-the-board MarineT..
    Spend it by spring break,
    while on another stupid note you're forced to put up next year's budget just after that
    both at the coincidental "high-price" time of the year .
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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Sure. That's why our offices got all brand new furniture today when the stuff we had was just fine. All because we "had to spend it or lose it" by the end of the fiscal year. Our military is black hole bro. I know you've heard the saying "had to spend it or lose it" before.
    Clearly you just hate the troops
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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    you can call McConnell a lot of things, but a liberal? Not even close. I assume by the wording of your post you are to the right of McConnell. Right now you have two democrats occupying seats republicans would have had in the senate if they had nominated someone not so far right. Indiana and Missouri. How does a Democratic Senator with a 60% disapproval rating lose in a conservative state like Missouri, the Republicans nominate a candidate with a 70% disapproval rating and viola, another democrat goes to Washington. Keep this up and soon the Democratic Liberal Majority in the Senate becomes 60 seats, 65 seats etc. Filibuster proof where any far left wing agenda can be passed very easily.
    Its being passed now with the Liberal Republicans aiding them along.

    I wouldnt say I am Right of McConnell, it really would depend on the issue. Fiscal issues - yes, I am way to the right of him. I am more along the Ron Paul / Rand Paul way of thinking on fiscal issues. On social issues I am Left of McConnell. I support gay marriage, abortion is NOT a governmental issue, I am for the legalization of drugs.
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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by minnie616 View Post
    What a Misunderstanding

    That funding was not a "kickback".


    The funding had already been approved by the House and Senate earlier this year and was a part of President Obama's
    2014 budget.
    Minnie....the funding left for the project was $775 Million....They gave them $2.9 Billion...what would you call it?
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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 wouldn't be surpirsed if they were kin.


    Of course it doesn't hurt having the Prince of Pork, Hal Rodgers as chairman of the House Appropiations Committee either. He too hails from Kentucky and has brought over $26 billion of federal money back to his home state over the last ten years.

    Hal Rogers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Hal Rogers (R-Kentucky), a 16-term Congressmen who known for funneling taxpayer money for pet projects in his district – and far beyond. Roger’s has brought so much federal money to his hometown (Somerset, Kentucky; population 11,000) that it is known as Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. There’s a $52 million National Center for Hometown Security. The tiny airport that received $17 million in federal dollars but has so little traffic that the last commercial airline pulled out in February. And then there’s the Hal Rogers Parkway, which was formerly known as the Daniel Boone Parkway before being renaming for Kentucky’s Prince of Pork. Most recently, Rogers pushed through a $5 million dollar measure this year for conservation groups that work with endangered wild cats. It just so happens that one of the few groups eligible is the Namibia-based Cheetah Conservation Fund. Who works for them? The Congressman’s daughter. Over the past two years, Rogers has pushed through 135 earmarks at a cost of $246 million......
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics...air/#undefined


    Oh look, he gave money to his kin. too.
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