Kentucky Kickback … Senate McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $2 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Dam Project … Make that $3 Billion



So as the MSM is telling you who are the “winners” and “losers” of the government shutdown ending, add Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to the list of greedy winners. Why you ask? As reported at WFPL News, the deal between Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) included a $2 billion, oops sorry … $3 billion earmark for a Kentucky damn dam project. And you wonder why McConnell pushed this bill in the Senate?


But it’s only $2 billion, oh I misspoke, I meant $3 trillion

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.

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.

The dam is considered an important project for the state and region in regards to water traffic along the Ohio River.

We wonder why “establishment” republicans hate the Tea Party and those elected to office to reduce spending and the debt? The GOP power elite is just as bad as the Democrats and Barack Obama. They are just as respinsible for a bloated $17 trillion debt and seem to care little about reducing it. I could not agree more with The Gateway Pundit when Jim says, “This looks really bad, Mitch — Really, really bad.”

So we have a federal debt about to go over $17 trillion, the debt limit has just been raised, government spending is continuing to be out of control and unsustainable and we have establishment Republicans like Mitch McConnell getting theirs and making matters worse. Yet some how it is fiscal minded Conservatives like Sens.Ted Cruz (R-TX)Rand Paul, Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT) who are called crazy, dangerous extremists. God help this country. However, as the Lonely Conservative correctly states, the real “losers” in this are the American People!

This is exactly the reason why “establishment” Republicans who have forgotten what it means to be a Republican need to be primary challenged.

Did Mitch McConnell not learn from what happened to Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) and the Corn Husker Kickback?

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  • Comments

    10 Responses to “Kentucky Kickback … Senate McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $2 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Dam Project … Make that $3 Billion”

    1. super dave on October 17th, 2013 8:22 am

      democrats and republicans all sleep in the same bed. none are worthy of trust. all are corrupt.

    2. Tamikosmom on October 17th, 2013 10:12 am

      “By Their Votes Ye Shall Know Them”
      Sunday, May 26, 2013

      We’ve seen how ill-informed and uninformed voters keep electing politicians who really don’t represent what those voters think they do. Bottom line, it is NOT what they say; it is what they DO that matters. The ultimate measure of a U.S. Congressman is his voting record.

    3. Tamikosmom on October 17th, 2013 10:13 am

      Todd Starnes: American taxpayers betrayed by chicken-hearted RINOs
      Published October 16, 2013

    4. Teresa on October 17th, 2013 2:26 pm

      All in Washington are dirt bags! This is ridiculous….what a scoundrel!

    5. Rightknight on October 17th, 2013 4:21 pm

      Let’sask ourselves, just how important can the
      continuing job security of a Congress Person
      be? What won’t a politician sell out for the drugs
      of power and persistence? Kentucky should go
      ahead and accept the 3 Billion and shove Mitch
      out the door as well.

    6. Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky Kickback | The Lonely Conservative on October 17th, 2013 9:50 pm

      [...] 2: Linked by Scared Monkeys – [...]

    7. katts on October 17th, 2013 10:22 pm

      Possibly politicans sell-out because they know, are well aware, any “genuine” efforts are for naught, a charade, as America’s future has already been determined by Wallstreet,the Fed, and the Global banksters.

      Unbeatable as Americans are not cohesive enough to win the war.

      Completely disheartening, but a seemingly good economic/political explanation outlining the plan for America and it’s peoples financial future, from an outsider perspective.

      Click on the added links for greater detail

      If correct, Pure evil

      RT (Russian Times)

    8. katts on October 17th, 2013 10:32 pm

      Michel Chossudovsky is a Canadian Economist

      The above article although printed in RT derives from the site “Global Research” (Research Center on globalization)

    9. BabyBear on October 18th, 2013 2:57 pm

      I’m ashamed to say it, but one of my Senators, Lamar Alexander, along with Dianne Feinstein, was responsible for inserting this pork into the agreement. I assume they did it at the behest of McConnell so that he could have plausible deniability. It isn’t plausible that he denies it.

    10. BabyBear on October 18th, 2013 2:59 pm

      I’d like to add that they don’t hate the Tea Party as much as they fear the American people.
      Most of us have had about enough.

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