McConnell Kickback in CR $2.9 BILLION: Betrayal of Hastert Rule – Legislators Retain 72% O-Care Subsidy

It’s enough to make you get your hate on. In the Senate bill to raise the debt limit without affecting ObamaCare in any way, or

Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell

in any way stop the reckless fraud, waste and abuse in government spending, Republican Senate Minority Leader from Kentucky, Mitch McConnell, secured a kickback for his state that increases funding for the Olmsted Locks and Dam in Kentucky from $775 million to $2.9 BILLION. His support cost taxpayers about $2.1 BILLION.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) violated the Hastert

John Boehner

John Boehner

Rule mandating a majority of the majority party needed to allow a vote to come to the floor. The continuing resolution to refuse to treat America’s broken fiscal back, passed with only 87 Republican votes of 231 available in the House. A total of 215 votes were needed to pass the further betrayal of the American dream.

Nancy Pelosi ran the House last night. Can you imagine any similar capitulation had Pelosi been wielding the gavel? Democrats needed only wait for the last minute on October 16th to get everything they wanted, as Boehner said weeks ago, there would be no government default. The deal was done hours before the last minute and in time for everyone to get to bed at a decent hour.

Democrat lawmakers still get a 72 percent subsidy to pay for their health care, along with their staffers. You don’t. Congress was concerned about “brain drain” among staffers if they were not subsidized, so they exempted staffers AND THEMSELVES. Average Americans, who coincidentally also have a brain, got nothing from Boehner’s “fairness for all Americans” rhetoric and we are assured our worst days under ObamaCare are still ahead of us.


Obama has another $1.2 TRILLION today. Let the green initiative rev it’s battery-powered-muscle and illegal aliens begin quoting Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) once again.

ObamaCare, as scribbled this minute, does not allow illegals under the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill to receive ObamaCare benefits, assuming there are some. A Fox News report by Gerry Willis this morning said 36,000 have actually enrolled, but none of the 36,000 have written a check yet. One million new enrollees are needed by next Spring (or earlier) to succeed. How convenient would it be to re-scribble the law and get those numbers from young DREAMERs.

Mitch McConnell’s kickback:

The Senate Conservatives Fund quickly called that language the “Kentucky Kickback,” and said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) secured that as the price of his support for the bill. Taxpayers for Common Sense says the bill would increase total authorized spending by $1.2 billion. Source: The Hill

Statement on McConnell from the Senate Conservatives Fund by Executive Director Matt Hoskins:

“The McConnell-Reid deal not only funds Obamacare and suspends the debt limit, it also includes a provision in Section 123 that increases funding for the Olmsted Locks and Dam in Kentucky from $775 million to $2.9 billion.

“In exchange for funding Obamacare and raising the debt limit, Mitch McConnell secured a $2 billion Kentucky kickback.

“This is an insult to Kentucky families who don’t want to pay for Obamacare and who don’t want to shoulder any more debt.

“Mitch McConnell is trying to blame others for this abuse, but everyone knows he negotiated this deal and everyone knows he wrote the bill. If he didn’t want the earmark included, he could have kept it out.

“Also, this isn’t the first time he has supported funds for this project. He also requested $100 million for it in 2010.

“This is what’s wrong with Washington and it’s what’s wrong with Mitch McConnell.”

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) is considered the driving female force (6 of them in all) behind last night’s “bipartisan” legislation. She said it was a “truly collaborative effort,” but didn’t cite a single benefit from her work other than the fight is over. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) said “this should be about country. . . .” Really?

There is unbridled praise for John Boehner this morning coming from true conservatives – one of those head-scratching bits of news. By allowing numerous votes to take place and “listening” to his caucus members, no one is talking about the blind-eye toward the Hastert Rule and subsequent betrayal of the majority of the majority. Is there a single Republican believing had we continued the fight up to the point that we actually did not have the true ability to pay the debt on our debt, that Democrats would not have come to the table, regardless of what Obama wanted?

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