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McConnell: Federal job creation agency won't be cut
Associated Press ^ | Mar 20, 2017 2:17 PM EDT

Posted on 03/20/2017 5:05:54 PM PDT by Olog-hai

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’ll fight a proposal to eliminate a 52-year-old federal agency that seeks to create jobs.

McConnell told WYMT-TV Saturday that he’s opposed to the proposal to do away with the Appalachian Regional Commission, which is contained in President Donald Trump’s budget for Fiscal 2018.

In fact, McConnell said, “We are not going to allow any cuts” to the commission. …

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; US: Kentucky; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: appalachians; biggovernment; gopestablishment; lbj; mcconnell; regionalcommission; rino; rinos

1 posted on 03/20/2017 5:05:54 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I found jobs for thousands of people during my time with Job Service. I wonder if they can say the same?


2 posted on 03/20/2017 5:10:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Olog-hai

“Campaign finance reform” now. McConnell isn’t playing ball. He and his K Street donors need a hard punch.


3 posted on 03/20/2017 5:10:47 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Olog-hai

Most of Congress reacts to budget cuts like a drugee being cut off from his drug.


4 posted on 03/20/2017 5:10:53 PM PDT by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Olog-hai

The ARC has been around for over 50 years and has done very little for Appalachia. It’s primarily a means for Appalachian politicians to funnel money to their home state & district pals to keep local machines beholden to them.

TIME TO SHUT IT DOWN!


5 posted on 03/20/2017 5:10:54 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Olog-hai

Mitch McCornhole needs to figure out who we elected. IT WAS NOT HIM!!or any RINO!!


6 posted on 03/20/2017 5:10:55 PM PDT by WENDLE (DEFEAT RINOCARE!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Why? If you would get off your lazy backside and get President Trumps cabinet approved and get Obamacare repealed and replaced the good people of Appliachia would be going to work right now.


7 posted on 03/20/2017 5:12:20 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Olog-hai

How many real jobs has your socialist bureau created Marblemouth?


8 posted on 03/20/2017 5:12:22 PM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: McGavin999

Wow misspelled at!


9 posted on 03/20/2017 5:13:00 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Olog-hai

Given the numbers, those jobs paid each worker $7,422.90, or about half the current poverty rate. Way to go, Mitch!!


10 posted on 03/20/2017 5:15:10 PM PDT by econjack
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To: Olog-hai

he sure does take care of his own backyard, huh?


11 posted on 03/20/2017 5:16:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Monthly Donors Rock!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

So, a good indicator of the one of N (where N is a large number) of places where this bottom-dwelling, pond scum eating POS POSBD (person who should be dead) gets his graft.

Boy, when CW-II happens, I hope we have all the addresses of these folks.

Saves time.


12 posted on 03/20/2017 5:21:46 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Olog-hai

Script:When there was a pause in shooting, Tutor Turtle contemplated his undercover role as Majority Leader of the U. S. Senate.
13 posted on 03/20/2017 5:23:26 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (NeverTrump, a movement that was revealed to be a movement. Thank heaven we flushed!)
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To: Olog-hai; Jane Long; BlackFemaleArmyCaptain; Black Agnes; djstex; RoosterRedux; DoughtyOne; ...

I don’t remember McConnell being on the ballot as President, do any of you?

PING...


14 posted on 03/20/2017 5:24:12 PM PDT by HarleyLady27 ('THE FORCE AWAKENS!!!' Trump/Pence: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!)
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To: Olog-hai

Trump will trade it for something else.

He needs this old criminal in the Senate.


15 posted on 03/20/2017 5:25:15 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: HarleyLady27

No: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3536539/posts?page=13#13


16 posted on 03/20/2017 5:25:16 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (NeverTrump, a movement that was revealed to be a movement. Thank heaven we flushed!)
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To: Repeal 16-17

They’re scared to death that if they aren’t handing out money the great unwashed masses will figure out they’re losers.

Trump called them on limited government and they folded.


17 posted on 03/20/2017 5:25:54 PM PDT by ameribbean expat
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To: Olog-hai

The GOP is a total sham.


18 posted on 03/20/2017 5:28:40 PM PDT by chris37 (Donald J. Trump, Tom Brady, The Patriots... American Destiny!)
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To: Olog-hai

CONGRESSIONAL CRIMINALS ALL.


19 posted on 03/20/2017 5:28:50 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Olog-hai

Mitch McConnell: of Washington, by Washington, for Washington.

He is pure District of Corruption through and through.

There will be no fundamental conservative change until this chump and Paul Ryan are deposed.


20 posted on 03/20/2017 5:31:58 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (Chuck Schumer--giving pond scum everywhere a bad name.)
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To: Mariner

He does not need this punk in the Senate. What Trump needs to do is throw this jerk into the gaols. Great-great-Grandpappy was a gaoler in England... so don’t let my vocabulary impress you too much LOL! 18th century England! LOL


21 posted on 03/20/2017 5:40:43 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: Klemper

And my forebears showed up in America, just in time to be blamed for slavery. I have the necessary color of skin... so I am guilty by skin color, not by the content of my character.


22 posted on 03/20/2017 5:43:18 PM PDT by Klemper
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To: HarleyLady27

Midge is getting a little too big for his shell.


23 posted on 03/20/2017 5:44:29 PM PDT by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: Olog-hai

The article spoke about good intentions and a 9 figure sum of money spent... but nothing on ROI, or comparable services.

Suggest McConnell do so or shut up.


24 posted on 03/20/2017 5:46:25 PM PDT by Made In The USA (Rap music: Soundtrack of the retarded.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

National Review did a “glowing” biography of him right when he was on verge of becoming majority leader. The thing I remember most about it was how he went to DC as a Page, then staffer then ran for office. The man barely set foot back in Kentucky after age 20. This is the problem the “professional politician” be they GOP or Rat! After roughly 10 years in DC no matter how good you start out the “ Beltway” becomes your constituency not the people back home. Many of our GOP’ers don’t even realize it happened to them. Of course the Rats start with the “Beltway” as their constituents so there’s no subtle transition for them.


25 posted on 03/20/2017 5:54:18 PM PDT by Reily
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To: Reily

“he went to DC as a Page”

I thought he had that “I’m a catcher” cast of features.

That explains why he is a foul traitor. They must have hours and hours of film of him pulling oral and anal trains for senators and their friends.

Wonder if Barney Frank buggered him.


26 posted on 03/20/2017 6:27:54 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Olog-hai

Yertle, our Robert Byrd, is protecting his pork: Appalachian Regional Commission https://www.arc.gov/counties
Kentucky: Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Greenup, Harlan, Hart, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, McCreary, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe


27 posted on 03/20/2017 6:37:07 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Olog-hai

What do you expect from such a spineless GOPe. Don’t do what might be good for the country. What is the record of that agency? Seems most I’ve read it is a good ole boy handout to get rich. Instead of denying the cut, try to show some leadership and let your constituents understand why it should be cut. Zero base budgeting is the only way to go and make these asses defend their projects.


28 posted on 03/20/2017 6:38:29 PM PDT by falcon99
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To: Olog-hai

Mitch McConnell need to have a bad fall off his exercise equipment !


29 posted on 03/20/2017 6:44:11 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: Olog-hai

FIRE HIS WIFE!


30 posted on 03/20/2017 6:54:37 PM PDT by klimeckg
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To: Reily

The ARC has been around for over 50 years and has done very little for Appalachia. It’s primarily a means for Appalachian politicians to funnel money to their home state & district pals to keep local machines beholden to them.


Love how McConnell says there will be no cuts...He is not the boss!


31 posted on 03/20/2017 7:05:13 PM PDT by Freedom56v2 (Inside Every Liberal is a Totalitarian Screaming to Get Out - D. Horowitz)
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To: Olog-hai

The commission may be worthless, but KY people think it is most useful.


32 posted on 03/20/2017 7:30:20 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Let's not squander the golden opportunity of 2017.)
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To: Olog-hai

oink oink!!


33 posted on 03/20/2017 7:36:58 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: NormsRevenge

Sure, just like the Dems took care of Detroit.


34 posted on 03/20/2017 7:37:35 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Theodore R.

I live in Appalachia and wonder how ARC has helped KY?


35 posted on 03/22/2017 7:36:00 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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