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    $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    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.
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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.
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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.
    Well, being men of deep and true principles, I am sure the Senate Majority and the President rejected this flat out...I mean, for one, they said they would take nothing but a clean CR, right?

    So, the Republicans are morons for not letting the Majority leader and Prez take us over the cliff, which they surely would have done for the sake of this stinker of a health discarding plan and its associated, non-competitively bidded, actual piece of also stinking, sinking cow manure chips software package .... how is that sign-up going for obamadon'tcare anyhow...?? You wanna talk morons, 3 years, about $600 million over budget and its working like a dream right? SMooooooTHhhh, eh? No problems?
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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.
    McConnell is certainly white as fallen snow.

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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaugingcatenate View Post
    Well, being men of deep and true principles, I am sure the Senate Majority and the President rejected this flat out...I mean, for one, they said they would take nothing but a clean CR, right?

    So, the Republicans are morons for not letting the Majority leader and Prez take us over the cliff, which they surely would have done for the sake of this stinker of a health discarding plan and its associated, non-competitively bidded, actual piece of also stinking, sinking cow manure chips software package .... how is that sign-up going for obamadon'tcare anyhow...?? You wanna talk morons, 3 years, about $600 million over budget and its working like a dream right? SMooooooTHhhh, eh? No problems?
    It didn't cost $600 million for the ACA exchange website. That number is being reported erroneously. That number actually represents all government contracts that company has ever done.

    Not that we got a good deal on the site. Government contracting is universally corrupt, but for some reason the right-wing never criticizes the military industrial complex when bitching about government waste.
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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It didn't cost $600 million for the ACA exchange website. That number is being reported erroneously. That number actually represents all government contracts that company has ever done.

    Not that we got a good deal on the site. Government contracting is universally corrupt, but for some reason the right-wing never criticizes the military industrial complex when bitching about government waste.
    Funding our army isn't wasteful spending.
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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.
    So you're so naive as to believe that there's no way for anything to be considered wasteful spending as long as it's spent on the Army? God you're green. I hope you don't have children.

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    Re: $2 billion ‘kentucky kickback’ in budget

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaugingcatenate View Post
    Well, being men of deep and true principles, I am sure the Senate Majority and the President rejected this flat out...I mean, for one, they said they would take nothing but a clean CR, right?
    Being absolutely pure in his motives, I'm surprised that McConnell didn't turn it down


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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.
    Many on the left accuse conservatives of not supporting infrastructure spending. So libs pay attention... This is the kind of stuff conservatives object to. It's not the dam that's the problem, hell it may actually need repair, It's the way the funding is appropriated. Special deals and over funding, sending a glut of cash into a powerful senator's state; Who btw, just had an opponent from the right declare his intention to run against McConnell. It's this kind of self dealing, that creates opposition to infrastructure projects.
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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.
    So you think the military should get a blank check? Yes, there are some things that they military has spent on that IS wasteful spending.

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