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    Rand Paul: Olmsted Project A 'Boondoggle', But Necessary

    Though he thinks the project has been wasteful and inefficient, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said on Monday that he did not object to a provision in the government shutdown deal that allocated billions more to dam construction in his home state of Kentucky.
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    in western Kentucky, Paul was asked about the Olmsted Locks and Dam project, which received heightened scrutiny after lawmakers tucked funding for it into their shutdown solution. The senator, who is known for being fiscally conservative, notably didn't criticize the inclusion.


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    Apparently some "fiscally conservatives" who are against the whole "earmarks" arent really against them when they come to their states! Who woulda thought!


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    Re: Rand Paul: Olmsted Project A 'Boondoggle', But Necessary

    Surprise, surprise!

    Just don't bring up the topic of lowflow toilets -- it drives old Rand crazy.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Olmsted Project A 'Boondoggle', But Necessary

    covering his bases for his next Senate run and covering his support for McConnell
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    Re: Rand Paul: Olmsted Project A 'Boondoggle', But Necessary

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Apparently some "fiscally conservatives" who are against the whole "earmarks" arent really against them when they come to their states! Who woulda thought! [/FONT][/COLOR]

    No duh, rand is an openly deceptive liar who for some reason has a cult of followers who think he is jesus. I do not find him to be much worse than any other politician, but his followers seem to have the same capacity as twitards.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Olmsted Project A 'Boondoggle', But Necessary

    IMHO if a project is worth doing and worth spending tax payer money on it then it should be able to stand up in a bill on it's own.
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    Re: Rand Paul: Olmsted Project A 'Boondoggle', But Necessary

    I love how you guys do no homework on this and simply trust that the Huff Post will give you an unbiased story. You do know that Dianne Feinstein and RINO Bob Corker actually wrote this into the bill right? Also, liberals love to talk about infrastructure (especially your messiah with his "roads and bridges" line that he puts in almost every speech) and how it is crumbling, how it is behind the times, etc, etc. Here is a real, honest to God example of that. Prior to this project, the 2 locks and dams that control this portion of the river were literally being operated by hand, by crews on steamboats. But you guys want to criticize someone who has already stated in numerous letters that he is in opposition to the mismanagement of the project. The dude wasn't even in office when the project started!
    Sen. Paul Issues Letter to Lt. Gen. Bostick on Olmsted Locks and Dam Project Rand Paul | United States Senator
    The funniest thing, by far, is if he had gone all Ted Cruz about this and jumped all over McConnell and anyone else who would listen you guys would instead be saying that he's a nut for wanting to leave a half finished dam in place.
    My question to all of you is, what would you have done if you were Paul? The guy's opposed the waste, fraud, and abuse that has occurred. He has written letters to the Army Corps of Engineers. He has publicly denounced the manner in which the project has been conducted. However, the guy is also not an idiot and realizes that this thing is past the point of no return. You just can't sink that much money into something and get no return. Period. It would be like buying a Lamborghini and the transmission going out on it 1000 miles in to having it. You aren't going to just dump the car. You sunk so much money in to it you may as well go further and replace the transmission.
    Like Paul, I'm not a fan of this crap. It drives me nuts to see these gov't projects go WAY over budget like they do. However, I'm not an idiot. I understand that at some point you have to keep pushing ahead to finish something like this. This dam, IMO, is at that point.
    “Mr. Speaker, I once again find myself compelled to vote against the annual budget resolution for a very simple reason: it makes government bigger.” ― Ron Paul
    Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty. – Thomas Jefferson

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