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McConnell unveils debt limit ‘Plan B’
washington post ^ | 7/12 | Felicia Sonmez

Posted on 07/12/2011 1:03:07 PM PDT by RummyChick

Edited on 07/12/2011 7:46:03 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday unveiled a “back-up plan” for raising the debt ceiling in case the ongoing negotiations between congressional leaders and the White House fail to produce a result by an Aug. 2 deadline.

At a Capitol news conference little over an hour before the latest round of negotiations was set to begin at the White House, McConnell described a plan that would allow the debt ceiling to be raised in three separate stages through the end of next year, for a total of $2.5 trillion.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: backstabber; default; democratsympathizer; economy; mitchswitch; regulations; rhinodance; sellout; spineless; taxes; traitor; treason
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1 posted on 07/12/2011 1:03:13 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

they caved:
“McConnell deputy chief of staff Don Stewart said that Obama’s “threats about Social Security are no longer real if this bill passes.”


2 posted on 07/12/2011 1:04:06 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Market starting to head down as this filters out. It had been holding steady..more or less..and now working it’s way down.


3 posted on 07/12/2011 1:05:45 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

The debt ceiling should be called the debt suggestion.


4 posted on 07/12/2011 1:06:11 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: RummyChick

GOP Snatches defeat from the jaws of victory.


5 posted on 07/12/2011 1:07:17 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: RummyChick

The boys are chickening out and the Dems will hit them over the head with that beginning NOW.

Wow. What a disapopointment.


6 posted on 07/12/2011 1:07:43 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: RummyChick

Yep, here is the compromise OweBama was begging for. Pubbies caved again.


7 posted on 07/12/2011 1:08:01 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: RummyChick
In other words the Repubs are caving. Way to go. Can't wait till 2012 to vote you out.....along with Obama.
8 posted on 07/12/2011 1:08:18 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: RummyChick

How does this impact the 2012 budget? I understand that the 2011 budget runs out on September 30, 2011 and none of the 2012 budget bills have been passed. I thought they would take care of the 2012 budget at the same time as the debt limit but this throws a monkeywrench in that. Or will they just give 0bama the right to write his own budgetalso?


9 posted on 07/12/2011 1:08:27 PM PDT by NRG1973
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To: RummyChick

“I plan to be really really really tough when confronting Obama, but if I’m not, I have another plan up my sleeve.”


10 posted on 07/12/2011 1:08:43 PM PDT by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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To: RummyChick

Arrrgggg! When will the people of Kentucky send this wuss into retirement?


11 posted on 07/12/2011 1:09:17 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism is the greed of the poor and the polticians who exploit them.)
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To: RummyChick

What part of NO does McConnell not understand?


12 posted on 07/12/2011 1:09:33 PM PDT by Godzilla (3-7-77)
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To: MNDude

all he had to do was mention Social security and the Republicans lost their gnads.


13 posted on 07/12/2011 1:09:33 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

I’d sure like to get these guys in a poker game. They don’t know when to hold and when to fold.

NO DEBT CEILING INCREASE. NO TAX INCREASES.

Pretty simple if you ask me. But then, they aren’t asking me (us) are they?


14 posted on 07/12/2011 1:10:12 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: RummyChick
“McConnell deputy chief of staff Don Stewart said that Obama’s “threats about Social Security are no longer real if this bill passes.”

McConnell should call his bluff and make it clear that it is Obama who is pushing the old timers over the cliff.

Come on Mitch, you are old enough to retire if you can't win the PR war and lose re-election. At least you'd go down swinging. Grow a set!

15 posted on 07/12/2011 1:10:55 PM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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To: RummyChick

He added, “When the administration walked away from much of that yesterday afternoon, it became clear to us that we’d better be thinking about an alternative in the event that we couldn’t reach an agreement.”

Could it be more clear that they caved or attempted to cave? Did they even consider that the administration might have to think of an alternative? Wimps!


16 posted on 07/12/2011 1:11:08 PM PDT by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: Godzilla

To me, this is kicking their responsbility down the road..they have a DUTY..and they are giving Obama carte blanche...can they even do that???


17 posted on 07/12/2011 1:11:12 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Get the tea party fired up to keep the House from going along with it!


18 posted on 07/12/2011 1:12:48 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: RummyChick
McConnell should put his efforts into getting the Senate to pass a budget, and then take the negotiations to the House-Senate budget reconciliation process.

It was Republican stupidity to negotiate directly with Obama. This gives Obama a platform to look presidential, and ultimately makes the Republicans look weak when they cave. Besides, and "deal" agreed to here still has to pass the House, and then the Senate will finally have to pass a budget that contains the "deal."

Instead, this should have stayed in Congress, forcing the Senate Democrats to go on the record with a plan, and making Obama look like the bystander that he really is.

-PJ

19 posted on 07/12/2011 1:13:24 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, Mexican on Cinco de Mayo, and American on Election Day.)
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To: RummyChick

I believe that many people are at the limit of tolerance, of this President and Congressional leaders of both Parties, and that we should be vigilant, watching and expecting violent physical reactions on the part of the general citizenry.

Don’t ask me what sort of actions - I haven’t a clue about what others intend. At this point, if I could leave the country, I would.

What we’re seeing in Washington, D.C., right now, is disgusting.


20 posted on 07/12/2011 1:13:29 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: RummyChick
Ugh. Is Mitch doing his Senator Hatch impression?

Don't count your Hatch McConnell before he chickens.

21 posted on 07/12/2011 1:14:05 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SatinDoll

http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2011/07/12/the_mother_of_all_punts_.html

“I don’t know why a Republican would support this. If it lays the debt problem at Barack Obama’s doorstep, big deal — that’s where it already was. Barack Obama was always going to take the blame for the debt limit increase, especially from Republicans. “

I CAN NOT BELIEVE I AGREE WITH THIS GUY.


22 posted on 07/12/2011 1:14:47 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Retired COB

These are the RINOs in the Senate. Boehner doesn’t care what they say. No new taxes, period. Good bit of misdirection here for the Dems, I think.


23 posted on 07/12/2011 1:15:01 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: RummyChick

Surrender by any other name is still surrender.


24 posted on 07/12/2011 1:15:01 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: RummyChick
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday unveiled a “back-up plan” for raising the debt ceiling in case the ongoing negotiations between congressional leaders and the White House fail to produce a result by an Aug. 2 deadline.

After I got over my first "They Caved" kneejerk reaction I stopped and thought about it for a minute. I don't know what McConnell is thinking, but he sure as Hell won't get enough Republican votes in the House to pass anything as silly as this.

25 posted on 07/12/2011 1:15:10 PM PDT by Retired COB (Still mad about Campaign Finance Reform)
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Well, I just tried calling (Obama’s)Bitch McConnell’s DC office—busy; four offices in KY—all busy.

Guess they are are hearing from pissed off people all over the US, or they took the phones off the hook.

Chester “Trent” Lott, Bill Frist, Mitch O’Connell—every time we have needed a leader in the Senate, we got a limp dish rag for the last 15 years.


26 posted on 07/12/2011 1:15:34 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: RummyChick

In mere seconds. But they never had any to start with. It is clear they are part of the problem. I hope Sarah goes 3rd party. I want nothing to do with GOP.


27 posted on 07/12/2011 1:15:39 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: RummyChick
Old purple lips wins again.


28 posted on 07/12/2011 1:16:06 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: RummyChick
Granted, the following is conjecture, but if true it appears the Republicans are going into their traditional sap mode.

Full details were not yet available as of Tuesday afternoon — and the proposal would likely be subject to approval by both chambers of Congress — but it appeared that the proposal would allow for the debt limit to be raised without locking in those spending cuts, something that could draw opposition from the Republican rank-and-file.

29 posted on 07/12/2011 1:16:20 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: exit82

Obamas Bitch...Perfect.


30 posted on 07/12/2011 1:16:32 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: RummyChick

Mitch the ass McConnell.

The American people did not need a “Plan B” from you Mitch.

They depended on you to hold to the plans under which your party was sent to Congress - stop Obama and stop the spending, and under the plans of the American people it is Obama that needed to come up with a “Plan B”, not you.

Yes. He terrorized you into giving up our plans and allowing his plans to remain unchecked. Why?

Because it is the debt ceiling and only the debt ceiling that is right now fighting the fight the GOP was sent to Congress for - stopping the spending.

Once the debt ceiling is raised, the GOP has no majority in both houses to scale back Obama’s spending. The increased debt limits allow him to go on as he is with no other action from Congress.

Your a fool Mitch.

Where is the recall petitions for Mitch.


31 posted on 07/12/2011 1:16:40 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: RummyChick
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)

After all this wrangling.... McConnell... once again... surrenders.

32 posted on 07/12/2011 1:17:15 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A poster on a White House wall on 20 Jan 2013: "Malice doesn't live here anymore")
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To: RummyChick

Bad idea on so many levels:
- it lets the President pick his cuts, not Congress.
- it gives 35 Democrats the power to back up the President
- if the President doesnt get what he wats, he vetoes and gets the debt ceiling increase FOR NOTHING

Bad idea.


33 posted on 07/12/2011 1:17:15 PM PDT by WOSG (Herman Cain for President)
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To: RummyChick

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Obummer cannot come out of this thing looking like he saved the day...McConnell is caving & handing the RATS the debt ceiling on a silver platter


34 posted on 07/12/2011 1:18:20 PM PDT by rainee
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To: Wuli

They are probably having a big laugh fest over at DU. It is well deserved.
I hang my head in shame that these are our leaders.


35 posted on 07/12/2011 1:19:01 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: pabianice

Boner is in on it no doubt. The cave has plenty of room and they are all ready for the big Cave in.


36 posted on 07/12/2011 1:19:01 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: RummyChick

DON’T DO IT...DON’T LET HIM WEASEL OUT OF THIS BOX HE PUT HIMSELF IN. DRIVE THE SPIKE THROUGH THE HEART OF THIS VAMPIRE.


37 posted on 07/12/2011 1:19:09 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: RummyChick

...and deservedly so.

38 posted on 07/12/2011 1:19:22 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A poster on a White House wall on 20 Jan 2013: "Malice doesn't live here anymore")
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To: RummyChick

And with this roll over I kiss the GOP as it currently constructed goodbye...

Go f yourself Mitch.


39 posted on 07/12/2011 1:19:43 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: rainee

So easy even a Cave Man can do it...Be in the GOP that is.


40 posted on 07/12/2011 1:20:10 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: RummyChick

Something like this was to be expected from these RINOs.


41 posted on 07/12/2011 1:20:39 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: RummyChick

That’s why Obama played that Social Security card. He knew... he knew he was going to win this all along.


42 posted on 07/12/2011 1:21:06 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A poster on a White House wall on 20 Jan 2013: "Malice doesn't live here anymore")
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To: RummyChick

mcconnell hands zer0 a victory. (the truthful headline)


43 posted on 07/12/2011 1:21:24 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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GOP prepares for abject surrender


44 posted on 07/12/2011 1:21:24 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: RummyChick

I have been trying to warn everybody. I could see this coming since the Christmas Cave In. Then the fake repeal of Obummercare vote. And everything else. Time for a REAL Tea Party. The GOPS are the modern Whigs.


45 posted on 07/12/2011 1:22:35 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: RummyChick

An automatic increase unless two-thirds vote to stop it, which the president (any president) would veto anyway?? What a stupid idea. Where do they come up with these hair-brained schemes. Of course I know, from the minds of moderate (just get us over this bump on the socialist road) republicans.

US Constitution: Congress shall have the power to borrow money.


46 posted on 07/12/2011 1:23:23 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: ScottinVA
After all this wrangling.... McConnell... once again... surrenders.

Maybe McCain and Graham tag-teamed on this to convince McConnell, you know, to assist the "process", as a way of reaching across the aisle...

47 posted on 07/12/2011 1:23:23 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: GeronL

“Consider the Associated Press’s headline right now: “GOP Leader McConnell proposes giving Obama new power for automatic debt limit increase”

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2011/07/12/it-is-time-to-burn-mitch-mcconnell-in-effigy-he-goes-pontius-pilate-on-the-debt-ceiling/

It is just unbelievable to me.

Those people in the House better remember they are up for reelection in 2012.


48 posted on 07/12/2011 1:23:33 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday unveiled a “back-up plan” for raising the debt ceiling in case the ongoing negotiations between congressional leaders and the White House fail to produce a result by an Aug. 2 deadline.

Welcome back to (D) (D) (D) again in the beltway come 2012 if this is true.

What the he!! is wrong with these people???

49 posted on 07/12/2011 1:24:05 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: MNlurker
And with this roll over I kiss the GOP as it currently constructed goodbye...

Me too. Done.

50 posted on 07/12/2011 1:24:30 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A poster on a White House wall on 20 Jan 2013: "Malice doesn't live here anymore")
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