Update: Mitch McConnell's $3 Billion Kentucky Kickback for Funding ObamaCareSubmitted by Diamond Dog on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 19:06
Americans are familiar with the "Cornhusker Kickback" that U.S. Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) got in exchange for his vote on Obamacare.
Well now U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has an Obamacare earmark of his own.
The McConnell-Reid bill not only funds Obamacare and suspends the debt limit, it ALSO includes a provision in Section 123 that increases the authorization for the Olmsted Lock in Kentucky from $775 million to nearly $3 billion.
It's the Kentucky Kickback.
In exchange for funding Obamacare and raising the debt limit, Mitch McConnell has secured a $2 billion earmark.
This is an insult to all the Kentucky families who don't want to pay for Obamacare and don't want to shoulder any more debt.
McConnell may try to blame someone else for this, but he wrote the bill and it's not the first time he has sought funds for this project. He also requested $100 million for it in 2010.