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Bill to end shutdown includes a $3 billion pork subsidy for Ohio River project
Small Government Times ^
| Steve Adcock
Posted on 10/17/2013 7:35:15 AM PDT by sdnet
In Washingtons limitless supply of corruption with American tax dollars, the deal that re-opened a supposed closed government included something extra special for Kentucky Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: a $2.8 billion provision to boost funding for the Olmstead dam and lock project on the Ohio River, calling into question the feds willingness to fund expensive projects when the country is flat broke.
A priority for the minority leader, the Olmstead project would benefit eastern states like McConnells Kentucky, Tennessee and Illinois.
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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: earmark; gopcaved; government; mcconnell; shutdown
posted on 10/17/2013 7:35:15 AM PDT
So Mitch whores himself out to the Democrats to get a pet project funded.
posted on 10/17/2013 7:38:44 AM PDT
by Farmer Dean
(stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
posted on 10/17/2013 7:38:58 AM PDT
(Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
To: Farmer Dean
Mitch has shown himself and the Speaker does speak for the House.
posted on 10/17/2013 7:44:52 AM PDT
(We get the government we vote for)
There probably is nowhere in the world a larger pack of filthy, self serving, no good spineless a$$wipes than there is in the US Congress.
posted on 10/17/2013 7:49:18 AM PDT
(Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
What a cesspool Washington has become.
posted on 10/17/2013 7:52:06 AM PDT
(Conservatives are sure catching a lot of flak lately. Wonder why?)
Follow the money.
Or in this case, the pork.
And there will be stupid people who will pull the lever for him anyway.
posted on 10/17/2013 7:56:36 AM PDT
by Old Sarge
(And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
I have been trying for a number of years to remain a Republican. These butt wipes spend my money just as fast as any democrat. They are one centimeter less corrupt than the democrats. The rhinos dis the tea party which really sends me over the edge. Cruz and Lee and others in the house, who voted against this are the only bright spots in this party.
Not sending the RNC another dime.
posted on 10/17/2013 8:42:24 AM PDT
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