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Distribution of answers submitted by American voters.
No, in exchange for funding Obamacare and raising the debt limit, Mitch McConnell received a $2 Billion kickback for his state
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Learn more about Olmsted Lock & Dam
As part of the October 16th, 2013 deal to extend the debt limit, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell received a provision for the Olmsted Lock and Dam in his home state of Kentucky. Section 123 of the Senate’s plan to reopen the government and extend the debt ceiling called for the Federal Government to increase funding for the Olmsted Lock and Dam from $775 million to nearly $3 billion. See recent Olmsted Lock and Dam news
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McConnell looked to the interests in his state when there was no chance of defunding Obama care. 3 years ago from a Republican in Georgetown, KY
Not knowledgeable enough to give an opinion. 3 years ago from a Republican in Hopkinsville, KY
No opinion at the moment. 3 years ago from a Republican in Central City, KY
I don't know enough on this topic to answer. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Burlington, KY
No. The federal government should not be involved with location infrastructure funding. 3 years ago from a Republican in Rineyville, KY
No. If it was so vital to inter-state business, collect heavier taxes on those using the waterways. 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Lexington, KY
No! A bribe is a bribe. 3 years ago from a Republican in South Williamson, KY
Not a kickback - funding was approved many legislative sessions ago. 3 years ago from a Republican in Louisville, KY
The $3B has already been approved to complete the project. It should not require an increase of the amount which has already been approved. This is a project that seems as though it benefits many states and a large part of the US. It is not just a... 3 years ago from a Republican in Glasgow, KY
Yes, funding infrastructure is a proven way to improve the economy. 3 years ago from a Green in Louisville, KY
Yes, though McConnell shouldn't have had to play it the way he did. The U.S. Government should increase spending for all infrastructure needs before our bridges and interstates, etc., fall apart. That's one of the main roles of government. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Louisville, KY
No , and mcconnell needs to return the $2 billion. 3 years ago from a Republican in Winchester, KY
Clearly it's a quid pro quo. Does it benefit the country more than what that $2.25 billion would have otherwise done? Where did the money come from?. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Yonkers, NY
People love sausage but they never want to tour a sausage factory. Politics is a contact sport. 3 years ago from a Republican in Portland, OR
Yes, this is exactly the sort of large, economically critical infrastructure development that the Federal government should be involved in. 3 years ago from a Democrat in East Grand Forks, MN
NO earmarks!. 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Houston, TX
No! What makes this dam more important than any other community landmark? Ridiculous, I had no idea about this!. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Deerfield Beach, FL
Federal infrastructure funding should generally be increased; however, this bill was the wrong time and place. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Montgomery, AL
This dam is important to KY but now was not the time to be increasing funding. 3 years ago from a Republican in Horse Branch, KY
An increase from 775 billion to 3 billion is too much. If the dam is necessary, take steps to fund it a little cheaper. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Littleton, CO
These types of things should never be allowed - pass clean bills!. 3 years ago from a Green in Chicago, IL