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McConnell: Give Obama new powers on debt limit
Breitbart ^ | July 12, 2011 | Andrew Taylor

Posted on 07/12/2011 1:38:31 PM PDT by La Enchiladita

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Republican in the Senate proposed on Tuesday giving President Barack Obama sweeping new power to, in effect, unilaterally increase the nation's debt limit to avoid a first-ever default on U.S. obligations. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., offered a new plan to allow the president to demand up to $2.4 trillion in new borrowing authority by the summer of next year in three separate submissions. Those increases in the so-called debt limit would automatically take effect unless both the Republican House and the Democratic Senate enact legislation specifically disapproving it.

Obama would be able to veto such legislation.

The GOP plan would require that Obama submit spending cuts along with his borrowing requests. But unlike the increase in the debt limit, they wouldn't automatically take effect.

The new mechanism would take the place of the White House debt negotiations between congressional leaders and Obama. Those talks over spending cuts and tax increases have grown increasingly acrimonious.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; bloodoftyrants; congress; corruption; cwii; debtceiling; doyourjobmitch; fascism; fraud; govtabuse; mcconnell; mcconnell4mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; rino; socialism; taxes; tyranny; unconstitutional; wearescrewed
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An aide to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Boehner shares McConnell's concerns about the lack of progress in the talks. A spokesman for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., said Cantor feels that the McConnell proposal could be helpful.

Th-th-th-that's all, folks!!!

1 posted on 07/12/2011 1:38:38 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


2 posted on 07/12/2011 1:39:16 PM PDT by JaneNC (es.)
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To: La Enchiladita

If this is true, “The Gobbler” along with many other RINO’s will be a goner. Period.


4 posted on 07/12/2011 1:41:57 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: La Enchiladita

McConnell is a yellow RINO. He should go back in the closet.


5 posted on 07/12/2011 1:42:05 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Where did the civil and rational Ameica go?)
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To: La Enchiladita

this is a bad dream, please tell me i am dreaming!!!!!

well, i guess they don’t call the GOP “the stupid party” for nothing.

where is my third party application........


6 posted on 07/12/2011 1:42:13 PM PDT by one Lord one faith one baptism
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To: La Enchiladita

Somebody spikin’ the water coolers with idiot juice!?


7 posted on 07/12/2011 1:42:19 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: La Enchiladita

At face value, this sure seems like something brain dead McConnell would do.

I have my fingers crossed that I’m wrong.


8 posted on 07/12/2011 1:42:25 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: La Enchiladita

I’m hoping there’s a mistranslation here, but if this is true then IDIOTIC is the only term I can think of that describes this move.


9 posted on 07/12/2011 1:42:25 PM PDT by conservativepoet (The chief aim of order within Christianity is to make room for good things to romp and play.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Looks like it’s time for a pitchfork march on Washington....
McConnell - Cantor... on the list they’ve got to go!


10 posted on 07/12/2011 1:42:47 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: La Enchiladita
"McConnell: Give Obama new powers on debt limit"


11 posted on 07/12/2011 1:42:57 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: La Enchiladita
Oh my God, McConnell has just handed Obama the election, he has ruptured the Republican Party and guaranteed a third-party, tea party, candidacy-a candidacy which I will support.


12 posted on 07/12/2011 1:43:20 PM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: La Enchiladita

It’ll NEVER HAPPEN........


13 posted on 07/12/2011 1:43:33 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: La Enchiladita
goodbye America. You were so young when the RINOS gored you to death.
14 posted on 07/12/2011 1:43:41 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: La Enchiladita

” Th-th-th-that’s all, folks!!! “

All Hail King Obama!!!!!!


15 posted on 07/12/2011 1:43:41 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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16 posted on 07/12/2011 1:43:45 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: JaneNC
Before you knee-jerks get your panties in a twist, think about McConnels plan: It dumps the whole issue in Obama's lap.

The media can't blame the Republicans. The Demos can't blame the Repubs.

No tax increase is authorized.

The plan is worth considering.

McConnel is no dummy, politically.

17 posted on 07/12/2011 1:44:19 PM PDT by eCSMaster (We will fight for America and it starts here in Madison, WI. It starts here. It starts now.)
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To: La Enchiladita
Completely insane. WTH is this so-called republican thinking?
18 posted on 07/12/2011 1:44:19 PM PDT by mad puppy (Obama Care is a 'Giffen Good'.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Yeah, it will help Obama get the win in 2012


19 posted on 07/12/2011 1:44:30 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Hmmm. Any chance we could get some *men* in the Congress, not these pathetic wusses?


20 posted on 07/12/2011 1:45:10 PM PDT by Antoninus (What part of "I won't vote for Romney under any circumstances" don't you understand?)
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To: La Enchiladita

Say bye bye to the Republican Party if they give ANYTHING via caving!


21 posted on 07/12/2011 1:45:23 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: La Enchiladita
Just disband the congress and put a freaking crown on his head.

the so-called debt limit would automatically take effect unless both the Republican House and the Democratic Senate enact legislation specifically disapproving it. Obama would be able to veto such legislation.

22 posted on 07/12/2011 1:45:43 PM PDT by DManA
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To: nathanbedford

Not just no, but hell no.

McConnel, take your sorry ass back to Kentucky. The house, not the senate, not the president, the House has the Constitutional responsibility for all spending and taxes.

So not only FUBO, FUMM.


23 posted on 07/12/2011 1:45:43 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: rockinqsranch

” Somebody spikin’ the water coolers with idiot juice!? “

Naaahhhh - that would *raise* the IQ of the Republican Congressional Leadership....


24 posted on 07/12/2011 1:45:46 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: La Enchiladita

McConnell can propose whatever he wants. This monstrosity is DOA in the House.


25 posted on 07/12/2011 1:45:58 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: La Enchiladita

If this is true what in the hell is wrong with McConnell? I just don’t believe this. This looks too stupid to believe.


26 posted on 07/12/2011 1:46:07 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Dear Obama....

Here... please take this rope, and HANG US WITH IT!!!

We simply don’t have the balls to do what needs to be done,

so we’ve decided to give you more power to over-rule our constitutional obligations.

Thank you,

Mitch McConnell


27 posted on 07/12/2011 1:46:15 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: La Enchiladita

McConnell needs to resign his position as minority leader and as a Senator, and promptly disappear from politics entirely.


28 posted on 07/12/2011 1:46:45 PM PDT by RecoveringPaulisto
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To: Lurker

That is right.


29 posted on 07/12/2011 1:46:48 PM PDT by JaneNC (es.)
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To: La Enchiladita

You can’t just make this crap up folks!


30 posted on 07/12/2011 1:47:21 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: La Enchiladita

The link is breitbart but the article is AP. I’ll wait until there’s a more reliable source before accusing MCConnell of a sellout.


31 posted on 07/12/2011 1:47:47 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: La Enchiladita

I am heartsick, at a loss for words!!! The Pubbies had POTUS Obama against the wall and....they not only let him up, they kissed his butt and told us common folks to beg off into a hole somewhere. The current Republican Party needs to be destroyed. McConnell and Boehner are now traitors, not only to the Pubbie Party but, to the entire country. They should have just walked out of the debt ceiling talks and told Obama, Geithner and the Democrat low life, call us when you get real!!! Methinks, Obama will succeed in destroying America!!!


32 posted on 07/12/2011 1:48:06 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: La Enchiladita

Do I understand this right?

McConnell wants to give Obama the ability to raise the debt limit so everyone will blame Obama for raising it and not blame McConnell for giving Obama the authority in the first place?

Stupid party indeed!!!


33 posted on 07/12/2011 1:48:09 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: La Enchiladita

So the GOP decided it best to give Obama absolute power so that they could continue being the minority party, and have no blame in the outcome? Screw the country, the GOP’ers just wants to keep their jobs.

It’s going to be a rough transition, but it’s time for the TeaParty to replace these gutless, self-serving pigs.


35 posted on 07/12/2011 1:48:29 PM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Let me get this straight. The president has no budget plan, and we simply shrug our shoulders and enable his irresponsible conduct.

There had better be a method to this madness!


36 posted on 07/12/2011 1:48:36 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: nathanbedford

I agree.

My political gut told me Obama was a two-termer when he was first elected, and I take some modest pride in being correct around 90% of the time. As of late, however, I had to admit, there was no foreseeable possibility that Obama could be re-elected, so I was going to chalk it up to that 10% when my political instincts are incorrect.

Now, and I must emphasize, if this is true (and if goes anywhere), your analysis is absolutely correct. The GOP is finished, as the conservative base would very likely abandon it under this particular set of circumstances, and that clears the way for a third-party Presidential candidacy, which is just enough of Obama to squeak by to a second term.

On a personal note, I very much enjoy reading your posts.


37 posted on 07/12/2011 1:48:45 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (America is the land of opportunity; live in it. -Bruce Campbell)
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To: Lurker

38 posted on 07/12/2011 1:49:16 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
You can’t just make this crap up folks!

It honestly is fodder for contemplation anymore however!

These people are starting to look more like Martians (use your imagination)!

39 posted on 07/12/2011 1:49:24 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: La Enchiladita

The republicans though need to start harping about the fact that they have to use the debt limit to force changes because the democrats still control the senate and agreement couldn’t be reached on a reasonable budget.


40 posted on 07/12/2011 1:49:39 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: La Enchiladita

Boehner better come out totally against this or the GOP could be finished as a political party


41 posted on 07/12/2011 1:49:59 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: La Enchiladita

Mitch just wants to get along with his good “friends” across the aisle.


42 posted on 07/12/2011 1:50:01 PM PDT by radioone (How Can an Obscure Guy Who Did Diddly Squat in the Senate Become President?)
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To: eCSMaster

” The plan is worth considering.

McConnel is no dummy, politically. “

Sorry - “Strategic Surrender” has never been a viable option... At some point, principle, honor, courage, and zeal IN DEFENSE OF THE CONSTITUTION, have to take precedence over political considerations....


43 posted on 07/12/2011 1:50:13 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: La Enchiladita

Mitch needs Midol, Bad!!!!


44 posted on 07/12/2011 1:50:38 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: rockinqsranch

Which is Mitch?

45 posted on 07/12/2011 1:51:22 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: one Lord one faith one baptism

He must be insane or senile. This is just weird!


46 posted on 07/12/2011 1:51:25 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: eCSMaster

I agree.


47 posted on 07/12/2011 1:51:29 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Remember when McConnell wouldn’t help defeat Reid? Remember when McConnell did everything possible to keep conservative senators off committees? He’s a wolf in the fold.

Johnson, Rubio, Paul, Lee, Toomey and DeMint should shut the Senate down. No more unanimous consents. No business whatsoever.


48 posted on 07/12/2011 1:51:38 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: La Enchiladita

FUMM!


49 posted on 07/12/2011 1:52:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: eCSMaster

Of COURSE this idea will put the blame on the GOP - and rightly so: the Constitution (remember that?) gives th House the authority to plan the nation’s finances, and we just gave control of the House to the Republicans so they could financially stop Obama in his tracks.

If the GOP turns around and ABDICATES that responsibility given to them, of COURSE they’re to blame!


50 posted on 07/12/2011 1:52:07 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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