Thursday, October 17, 2013

McConnell, Reid, and Durbin's Kentucky Kickback

Durbin too I imagine. It's a stone's throw from Illinois.
Via WFPL News,
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.
Talk about a needless slap to the taxpayors including a pure pork earmark in the bill to reopen to Gov. Senator Kirks talking about putting Country over Party with this vote.  It sure looks like it's putting Pork over both Country and Party to me.
Pure insult too boot.


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