McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $3 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Project

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So is this the “Kentucky compromise”? Perhaps the Kentucky Kickback?  These folks will never stop. They seriously cannot help themselves. At least the GOP has stopped calling itself “the party of small government.”

(From WFPL.org)

proposal to end the government shutdown and avoid default orchestrated by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Harry Reid includes a nearly $3 billion earmark for a Kentucky project.

Language in a draft of the McConnell-Reid deal (see page 13, section 123) provided to WFPL News shows a provision that increases funding for the massive Olmsted Dam Lock in Paducah, Ky., from $775 million to nearly $2.9 billion.

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152 comments
Louis C Carl
Louis C Carl

They wanted to know where the funds were coming from.

Peter Dougherty
Peter Dougherty

We need to Primary this RINO. We need to make sure he never hods elected office again! He gets perks for shafting the American people .... totally unexceptable!

Ted Toth
Ted Toth

I hope He loses Election !!

John McGuire
John McGuire

I am no fan of McConnell but here are just two of the so called pork they added to this bill: money to help people in Colorado due to floods, money for the Veterans Administration to clear up the back log of Veterans requests. Why did they add this stuff, because they could not get the House to agree on any funding through the normal way things were done...Remember the Republicans held up funding for Super Storm Sandy.

Patrick Donahue
Patrick Donahue

he's got that special little twinkle in his eyes,in his mind he's repeating(redrum,redrum,redrum).

Joanne Brock-Waldner
Joanne Brock-Waldner

We need to clean house in both parties, They only think of themselves and their crony friends and family's.... Time to get our country back!!! Vote wisely!!!

Allen Klotz
Allen Klotz

hope he gets beat this next election

Louis C Carl
Louis C Carl

Well, say this about that slice of pork, at least we are getting a dam out of the deal, unlike the nearly One Trillion "stimulus" where we got municipal workers continued on bloated contract for another measly year, roundabouts and signs warning us that signs were coming up.

Geary Baroni
Geary Baroni

RINO, time to kick his ass out of office

Jeff Hodder
Jeff Hodder

The quality of living in Kentucky is not that great

Jason Luther
Jason Luther

Another example of how those who actually believe one side is better than the other are only fooling themselves.

Steven Lindenberg
Steven Lindenberg

3 Billion to do his job. $24 Billion lost in the economy during political games. Vote them all out.

James McLaughlin for President 2016
James McLaughlin for President 2016

You congressional dirtbags! Every one of you deserves to be fired, tarred and feathered, then put into the stocks while the people you are screwing over get to beat you mercilessly. *This* is a perfect example of crony capitalism and a huge reason America is in the position it is.

Janet Day
Janet Day

Back to bribery. i hope mcconnell loses next election in my birth state....by as many votes as possible. what a self centered Rino.

Michael Miracle
Michael Miracle

He took the money to save face in front of his supporters because he is a traitor to conservatives.

George Rusling Sr.
George Rusling Sr.

The money will be used as a bribe to help his re-election bid...

Bryan Somers
Bryan Somers

VOTE FOR T+ERM LIMITS to get these POS out of our leadership roles.. THEY SUCK the slime off of the underneath of days old shit

Penny Lajoie McCann
Penny Lajoie McCann

Time to send a message to Congress. It may be a small simply act, but they will get the tone. If you are a registered Dem or Rep, change it to Independent or another third party. It doesn't mean you can't vote for your candidate in the primaries, as you can change again when you need to.

Susan Highley
Susan Highley

What a bunch of liars and thieves, they had no more concern for the people than I have for them, they were just worried about their pet projects, cutting off their kick-backs must have really pissed them off, but no worries, there back, money flowing like its water. SHAME ON OUR ENTIRE GOVENMNET---RE-ELECT NOBODY !!!!

Karen Sluszka
Karen Sluszka

He was paid well for SELLING OUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. Time for under the bus.

Poeboy
Poeboy

Thanks for looking up the code Nick. I saw that piece of bacon and was wondering who was the beneficiary. It stood out because it specifically nailed the dollar figure. Figures that it was old Mumblemouth McConnell.