Tammy Baldwin, Queen of Pork

Wisconsin Senate votes from last night’s bill:

Baldwin – yes.
Johnson – no.

Built into the bill – Section 123:

SEC. 123. Section 3(a)(6) of Public Law 100–676 is amended by striking both occurrences of ‘‘$775,000,000’’and inserting in lieu thereof, ‘‘$2,918,000,000’’.

Public Law 100-676 is a river project on the border of Kentucky and Illinois.


Who is from Kentucky? Oh, right.

So Tammy Baldwin voted to ensure that Mitch McConnell will be lauded and re-elected in his home state of Kentucky in 2014. Sweet, huh? After all, every failed government project needs three times the original funding to finish a project it couldn’t do under the regular budget.

Other Wisconsin votes:

In the House, Ryan joined fellow Republican Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner, Tom Petri and Sean Duffy in opposing the bill; Republican Rep. Reid Ribble voted yes.

Democratic Reps. Gwen Moore, Mark Pocan and Ron Kind supported the measure.

Dems gave McConnell nearly $3 BILLION dollars to get this thing done.

Makes you proud, huh?