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McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $3 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Project
WFPL Louisville ^ | October 16, 2013 | Phillip M. Bailey

Posted on 10/17/2013 6:16:25 AM PDT by MulberryDraw

A 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at wfpl.org ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: kentuckykickback; kentuckyrico; mcconnell; mcconnell4dnc; mcconnell4mcconnell; mcconnell4obama; mcconnell4obamacare; mcconnell4romneycare; mcconnellrico; obamacare
Stick the people with Obamacare and take $2.9 billion for Kentucky. The SOB knows how to lead alright.
1 posted on 10/17/2013 6:16:25 AM PDT by MulberryDraw
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To: MulberryDraw

The people of Kentucky should give Mitch a taste of his own medicine. They should say thanks for the payoff, but still kick his ass out.

After all, he’s been backstabbing them for years!


2 posted on 10/17/2013 6:18:56 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: MulberryDraw

We have a Prostitutional Government now.......


3 posted on 10/17/2013 6:19:16 AM PDT by stockpirate (It appears good men have decided to do nothing, so evil is prevailing......)
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To: MulberryDraw

Yeah, what else did we expect. If it isn’t Kansas cornhusker, it’s funding Kentucky’s favorite bitch Mitch. It never ends with these belly crawlers.


4 posted on 10/17/2013 6:20:18 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: MulberryDraw
This may be the most insulting part of the deal - or, maybe, the gift of $175,000 to Lautencorpse's wife - but the most damaging part is Congress ceding control of the debt ceiling to the WH. That is unconscionable derliction of Constitutional duty.
5 posted on 10/17/2013 6:23:02 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: MulberryDraw

I’m in KY. I don’t vote my wallet. I’ll vote Democrat before I vote for this turd.


6 posted on 10/17/2013 6:23:11 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: cotton1706
Matt Bevin to oust Mitch McConnell in KY

Joe Carr to oust Lamar Alexander in TN

Lee Bright to oust Lindsey Graham in SC

Dr. Milton Wolf to oust Pat Roberts in KS

J D Winteregg to oust John Boehner in OH-8



PLEASE, contact Louie Gohmert and tell him we want to add his name as opposing Cornyn

7 posted on 10/17/2013 6:23:58 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: MulberryDraw

Washington is a sewer.


8 posted on 10/17/2013 6:27:04 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: MulberryDraw

I thought it was $2 billion


9 posted on 10/17/2013 6:28:40 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: MulberryDraw
When the bill is drafted that closes America for good, there will be billion-dollar earmarks to various lawmakers.

Yes, they are that traitorous.

10 posted on 10/17/2013 6:28:43 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: MulberryDraw

There have been at least three other threads on this already.

The follow up reporting is that McConnell didn’t request this, it was put in by Obama and Reid.

No official reason why, but my conclusion is that they wanted to cause McConnell problems in the primary.

Truth is that McConnell may be a lot of things, and deserves a heck of a lot of the anger that comes his way, but he’s not stupid. Doing something like this when faced with a serious primary challenge is really, really stupid.

I think we’re getting played here by Obama and Reid. There are PLENTY of good reasons to support and vote for Bevins. Let’s focus on those ...


11 posted on 10/17/2013 6:30:20 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Lazamataz

Billions to KY for some BS project...What a coinkydink. Shouldn’t we all just admit that congress is full of criminals and imprison them?


12 posted on 10/17/2013 6:30:53 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

I suggest that the good people of America put up a barbed-wire wall and name the new penitentiary the District Prison.


13 posted on 10/17/2013 6:33:12 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: tanknetter

McConnell knew and agreed to the dam money. Just trying to CHA now.


14 posted on 10/17/2013 6:34:36 AM PDT by Josa
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To: MulberryDraw

I wonder how many votes Mitch thinks this will be worth in the next election.

There’s got to be some fairly specific calculation going on here.


15 posted on 10/17/2013 6:37:43 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: tanknetter

The follow up reporting is that McConnell didn’t request this, it was put in by Obama and Reid.

No official reason why, but my conclusion is that they wanted to cause McConnell problems in the primary.


If this is an inside baseball FU as you say then McConnell is free to return fire . I’ll buy you a clue. He never does engage the Dems and won’t in this case either. So in the end he really deserves no quarter for anything.


16 posted on 10/17/2013 6:37:49 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: MulberryDraw

Gosh silly us — and we thought he put this deal together to avoid default.

He should be dragged before a microphone and peppered with questions about this mercilessly until he volunteers to remove it from the bill.


17 posted on 10/17/2013 6:41:05 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: MulberryDraw
To be fair, work on river structures on the major US rivers affects adjoining States and States both upstream and downstream.

That being said, McConnell is a 'ho and needs to be defeated either in the Primary (preferable) or the General.

This project seems to have some serious issues. Started in 1995 it is not expected to be completed until 2020. Original cost apparently $0.7B, now ballooned to $2.9B.

This whole issue goes way beyond KY.

18 posted on 10/17/2013 6:41:54 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: MulberryDraw
McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $3 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Project

And that, my friends, is how the Washington Establishment gets things done!!

...ole Mitch knew it was in Reid's bill and didn't care what i looked like or that he'd take heat for it.

Nope, as long as there was a huge payoff for support & vote.

Reid bought McConnell's vote and support in broad daylight!

19 posted on 10/17/2013 6:45:02 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: Uncle Chip

Gosh silly us — and we thought he put this deal together to avoid default.

He should be dragged before a microphone and peppered with questions about this mercilessly until he volunteers to remove it from the bill.


No, Princess McConnell put another bad deal together so he could go back to hiding under his desk. His brand of invisible non - leadership is why the GOP loses.


20 posted on 10/17/2013 6:46:53 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: MulberryDraw
When asked about this, Lamar! gave Mc cover

Thanks for the ammo. Boots on the Ground this Saturday

BEAT LAMAR Announces Ten Locations for Saturday’s Door-to-Door Canvassing Kickoff

21 posted on 10/17/2013 6:47:26 AM PDT by don-o (Hit the FReepathon hard and fast! Nail this one for the Jimmer. Do it now!)
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To: MulberryDraw; Mrs. Don-o; SoConPubbie; SharpRightTurn; noprogs; navymom1; SumProVita; ...
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22 posted on 10/17/2013 6:48:56 AM PDT by don-o (Hit the FReepathon hard and fast! Nail this one for the Jimmer. Do it now!)
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To: montag813

I thought it was $2 billion...
No, it was thirty pieces of silver.


23 posted on 10/17/2013 6:54:01 AM PDT by Old North State
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To: montag813

> I thought it was $2 billion

1 billion for “tip” money...


25 posted on 10/17/2013 6:56:14 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: MulberryDraw

Does it really take 3 billion to build a dam?


26 posted on 10/17/2013 6:56:21 AM PDT by Dan Cooper
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To: Paine in the Neck

I’m supposed to meet Gohmert this week. I’ll ask if he’s going to run for Cornyn’s spot. Don’t know if he’ll answer the question but its worth a shot.


27 posted on 10/17/2013 7:00:59 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: tanknetter

If it’s true, they were simply making him an accessory to the crime. He’s their bitch.


28 posted on 10/17/2013 7:02:45 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: jsanders2001
I’m supposed to meet Gohmert this week. I’ll ask if he’s going to run for Cornyn’s spot. Don’t know if he’ll answer the question but its worth a shot.

Good. Feel him out if he won't run himself for his thoughts on anyone else taking up the task.

29 posted on 10/17/2013 7:03:54 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Is John's moustache long enough YET?)
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To: MulberryDraw

When he returns home, they should be waiting for him with pitchforks!!!


30 posted on 10/17/2013 7:11:23 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: jsanders2001

Per site owner - FR does not condone illegal acts.


31 posted on 10/17/2013 7:15:28 AM PDT by don-o (Hit the FReepathon hard and fast! Nail this one for the Jimmer. Do it now!)
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To: MulberryDraw

My daily FU list...I send it with pure luv!

http://www.nrsc.org/Contact

http://www.gop.com/contact-us/

Plus the state GOPe....


32 posted on 10/17/2013 7:17:52 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: MulberryDraw

Same ole...same ole...

Only God can save this country!


33 posted on 10/17/2013 7:18:12 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: don-o

I know...: )


34 posted on 10/17/2013 7:21:31 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: MulberryDraw

I wonder if there is other pork in the bill? If McConnell’s $2 billion plus is the only pork, that would make him look even worse.


35 posted on 10/17/2013 7:21:34 AM PDT by Will88
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To: tanknetter
The follow up reporting is that McConnell didn’t request this, it was put in by Obama and Reid.

I'd have to flip a coin 999 time to decide whether or not to believe that. These low-lifes provide cover for each other at times, as well as stab each other in the back at times.

36 posted on 10/17/2013 7:23:51 AM PDT by Will88
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To: tanknetter
The follow up reporting is that McConnell didn’t request this, it was put in by Obama and Reid.

The correct terminology would be...
Tip.

Pretty chintzy one at that..10% of a $trillion should be....

37 posted on 10/17/2013 7:36:05 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Will88

There’s also $450 million for roads in Colorado that got put in.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/3b-for-kentucky-dam-in-debt-deal-its-not-an-earmark-mitch-mcconnell-says/article/2537334


38 posted on 10/17/2013 7:47:28 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: MulberryDraw
There’s also $450 million for roads in Colorado that got put in.

Yep, we'll probably hear about more pork today and in the days ahead. They had to pass it to find out what's in it, as usual.

39 posted on 10/17/2013 7:56:32 AM PDT by Will88
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To: MulberryDraw

Et Tu McConnell?


40 posted on 10/17/2013 7:57:51 AM PDT by McGruff (Conservatives are sure catching a lot of flak lately. Wonder why?)
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To: tanknetter

Obama & Reed doing this is believable. I saw Reed bending over himself to praise McConnell. Is this to hurt Mitchie in the Primary? Fine by me, if you choose to sleep with dogs you should know what you’ll get. The Dems are convinced they can take out “an extremist” who beats McConnell in the primary with help of their allies in the “News” & Entertainment industries. At some point these bastards are going to be victims of their own hubris. The way things look today all we have left is hope


41 posted on 10/17/2013 8:33:02 AM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: gibsonguy

I have to revise my analysis of this. I thought the money was for the locks in Louisville. Turns out it’s for the locks much further downriver, bordering Illinois.

So my guess is that the request from Obama to put the money in was aimed at his Illinois construction industry buddies.


42 posted on 10/17/2013 9:09:33 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

So Obama and Reid bribed him. So that lets him off the hook. NOT.


43 posted on 10/17/2013 10:12:28 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("There's always free cheese in a mousetrap." - Marine Col. Peter Martino)
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To: tanknetter

McConnell could have killed this Kentucky Kickback if he wanted to. Don’t believe any spin that he could not


44 posted on 10/17/2013 10:28:02 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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