Obama - Chicago Style - Bribe at Work in Ending Government Shutdown
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 Senate passed the McConnell-Reid deal by a 81-18 vote and it now heads to the House.
those who voted against the bill were Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, who
derided the legislation for overlooking the nation's debt.
a deal was struck to re-open the government and avoid the debt ceiling
deadline. That is a good thing," Paul said in a statement. "However, our
country faces a problem bigger than any deadline: a $17 trillion debt. I
am disappointed that Democrats would not compromise to avoid the
looming debt debacle."
More at: http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-reid-deal-includes-3-billion-earmark-kentucky-project