Rand Paul's third largest campaign contributor has paid tens of millions of dollars to settle lawsuits arising from hundreds of pipeline related oil spills and the burning deaths of two children in a butane explosion from a pipeline the company knew was faulty.
Local news for Sept. 28, 2011
Rand Paul has apparently found his inner liberal. He is blocking a new pipeline safety law, which may open the door for the Obama administration to require safety improvements that Congress would have allowed industry to forego.
"We can finally fix our broken roads and bridges by freeing up funding that is used for optional projects such as scenic beautification and transportation museums."
A summary of local news for September 23, 2011
"Here's what he said two years ago this week at a stop in Warren, Ohio: 'All across Ohio and all across the country, rebuilding our roads and our bridges ... that's what the Recovery Act has been all about.' Yet two and a half years later, what do we have to show for it: politically-connected companies like Solyndra ended up with hundreds of millions in taxpayer-backed money, and bridges like the one the President's at today still need to be fixed."
A summary of local news for September 22, 2011
Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul have been eerily silent on the Sherman Minton bridge problem. John Yarmuth, on the other hand, is doing the work of government like only a person who believes in government can.
Rand Paul's bait right now is a "penny plan" that would cut government spending by 1% each year for six years. His switch is the 25% mauling of government he doesn't want his supporters thinking about.
"The current Administration's gross mismanagement of the U.S. economy, at the helm of which has sat Secretary Geithner through financial debacle and decline, must end now."
"Alan Krueger is nothing more than an extreme government interventionist, cut from the same cloth as those who have failed to correctly predict, diagnose, and manage our economic problem."
Local news for Aug. 18, 2012