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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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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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To: RummyChick

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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