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    3 Billion for Kentucky

    I am sure there is a lot of pork included but of all people, the biggest screamer, Mitch McConnell has his vote bought for 3 Billion dollars.

    This constant 'buying' votes with pork has to stop.

    http://news.yahoo.com/congressional-...001012679.html

    Most experts agree that there were no real winners in the government shutdown debate. And many political forecasters say the brunt of fallout from the debate over the shutdown and the debt ceiling is likely to hurt Republican lawmakers.
    However, the nation’s leading Republican senator came out of the deal far from empty handed. That’s because it’s been reported that Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell secured language in the new government funding bill that includes nearly $3 billion for a dam project in his home state of Kentucky.
    According to reports, a provision in the funding bill includes $2.918 billion in funding to the Army Corps of Engineers to install locks as part of the Olmsted Dam and Lock Authority Project on the Ohio River.

    A recent investigation by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch found that the project has run millions of dollars over budget and should have been completed “years ago.” The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimates that the project will not be fully complete until 2024.

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    Selling out the country at large to "bring home the bacon" for individual states has been standard political practice for years. The state of Kentucky is mentioned here, but there are far worse examples.
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    Yes there are.

    As long as that's how the game is played, I've got no issue with it.
    Particularly as when it comes down to nut-cutting time, what everything
    boils down to is how you've taken care of the people that vote for you.

    Chet Edwards is a great example.

    Thanks Shifty!

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