Skip to comments.McConnell: Federal job creation agency won't be cut
Posted on 03/20/2017 5:05:54 PM PDT by Olog-hai
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says hell fight a proposal to eliminate a 52-year-old federal agency that seeks to create jobs.
McConnell told WYMT-TV Saturday that hes opposed to the proposal to do away with the Appalachian Regional Commission, which is contained in President Donald Trumps budget for Fiscal 2018.
In fact, McConnell said, We are not going to allow any cuts to the commission.
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I found jobs for thousands of people during my time with Job Service. I wonder if they can say the same?
“Campaign finance reform” now. McConnell isn’t playing ball. He and his K Street donors need a hard punch.
Most of Congress reacts to budget cuts like a drugee being cut off from his drug.
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!
Mitch McCornhole needs to figure out who we elected. IT WAS NOT HIM!!or any RINO!!
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 If you would get off your lazy backside and get President Trumps cabinet approved and get Obamacare repealed and replaced the good people of Appliachia would be going to work right now.
How many real jobs has your socialist bureau created Marblemouth?
Wow misspelled at!
Given the numbers, those jobs paid each worker $7,422.90, or about half the current poverty rate. Way to go, Mitch!!
he sure does take care of his own backyard, huh?
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.
I don’t remember McConnell being on the ballot as President, do any of you?
Trump will trade it for something else.
He needs this old criminal in the Senate.
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.
The GOP is a total sham.
CONGRESSIONAL CRIMINALS ALL.
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.
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
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.
Midge is getting a little too big for his shell.
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.
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 â Beltwayâ 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.
“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.
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
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.
Mitch McConnell need to have a bad fall off his exercise equipment !
FIRE HIS WIFE!
The ARC has been around for over 50 years and has done very little for Appalachia. Its 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!
The commission may be worthless, but KY people think it is most useful.
Sure, just like the Dems took care of Detroit.
I live in Appalachia and wonder how ARC has helped KY?
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