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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 06:27 PM

5. Yeah, the right is really pissed about the "Kentucky Kickback " that was slipped into the bill.

But it just goes to show how sick conservatives are. That was not pork, but important infrastructure spending that will put people to work.

It was for a crucial Ohio River construction project, just the sort of thing we need right now. The provision authorizes $2.8 billion in funding for the Olmsted Locks and Dam on the Ohio River between Kentucky and Illinois.The entire commercial navigation system of the Ohio River faces a choke point near Olmsted, where two locks and dams with century-old technology are barely cobbled together and at risk of failure.

Repairing crumbling infrastructure is exactly what we should be doing. The blow back against McConnell by conservatives is just a happy byproduct.

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