Skip to comments.McConnell unveils debt limit ‘Plan B’
Posted on 07/12/2011 1:03:07 PM PDT by RummyChickEdited 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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Don't count your
Hatch McConnell before he chickens.
“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.
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.
Surrender by any other name is still surrender.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After all this wrangling.... McConnell... once again... surrenders.
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
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
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.
Boner is in on it no doubt. The cave has plenty of room and they are all ready for the big Cave in.
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.
...and deservedly so.
And with this roll over I kiss the GOP as it currently constructed goodbye...
Go f yourself Mitch.
So easy even a Cave Man can do it...Be in the GOP that is.