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**EXCLUSIVE** Senate Minority Leader: No Tax Hikes ("Read His Lips")
Breitbart ^ | 8 Nov 2012, 3:46 PM PDT | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 11/08/2012 7:23:57 PM PST by Red Steel

With conservatives across the country concerned about a rumored Republican cave-in in Washington, D.C. over tax policy, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is speaking out. Read his lips: no tax hikes.

McConnell said in an exclusive statement to Breitbart News:

One issue I’ve never been conflicted about is taxes. I wasn’t sent to Washington to raise anybody’s taxes to pay for more wasteful spending and this election doesn’t change my principles. This election was a disappointment, without doubt, but let’s be clear about something: the House is still run by Republicans, and Republicans still maintain a robust minority in the Senate.

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1 posted on 11/08/2012 7:24:00 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

I love our quiet inside the beltway career tough talking before caving minority leader. He and his beltway wife really aren’t in it just for the money and power...er...wait....nevermind.


2 posted on 11/08/2012 7:27:31 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: Red Steel

taxmageddon cometh.


3 posted on 11/08/2012 7:29:37 PM PST by RC one (Akin/Mourdock-2016)
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To: samadams2000

Was that a nice way of calling BS?


4 posted on 11/08/2012 7:31:18 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Red Steel

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
breathe
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahh!

That’s a good one!


5 posted on 11/08/2012 7:32:24 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: Red Steel
McConnell was the one who worked so hard with his BFF Dingy Harry Reid to undercut the TEA Party House freshmen during the July 2011 debt crisis by forcing through the whole stupid Plan B/"Supercommittee"/sequestration scheme.

Screw him!!!

6 posted on 11/08/2012 7:32:31 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Red Steel

Somebody tell Mitch that Boehner has already caved.


7 posted on 11/08/2012 7:32:40 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Red Steel

Yeah because the minority has so much power to stop it.....


8 posted on 11/08/2012 7:33:34 PM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: rockinqsranch

Yes I’m pretty soured by our assclown career politicians. In fact whomever is keeping the French Revolution II list should put him in the top 100 for the first train out of DC.


9 posted on 11/08/2012 7:35:07 PM PST by samadams2000
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To: samadams2000

WEll at least he did not cave on the first day like Bonner


10 posted on 11/08/2012 7:39:18 PM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Red Steel

Pretty funny photo up on Drudge right now, headlined “Read my lips.”

Funny but sad. . . . We get to pay the taxes.


11 posted on 11/08/2012 7:41:42 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Red Steel

“One issue I’ve never been conflicted about is taxes. I wasn’t sent to Washington to raise anybody’s taxes to pay for more wasteful spending”

Weasel. He’s not ruling out a tax increase. Only one that’s for “wasteful” spending.


12 posted on 11/08/2012 7:42:34 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: RC one
taxmageddon cometh.

Yeah, and they wonder why the working class tax payer doesn't bother to come out and vote for them anymore. Why bother? Vote for who?

13 posted on 11/08/2012 7:51:18 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Red Steel

We’ve got to continually rack it into these GOP-E brains that there is NOTHING of benefit to play the role of tax collector for ‘RAT profligate spending.


14 posted on 11/08/2012 7:53:48 PM PST by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Red Steel

Easy words for him to speak.

When Reid changes the Senate filibuster rules, there won’t be anything he can do about it.

He’s exactly where the GOP-e are the most comfortable; able to protest what the Democrats do without being able to do anything to stop it.


15 posted on 11/08/2012 7:57:16 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Red Steel

No tax hikes? Really?

You’ve got a month and a half to convince the President and Harry Reid of that because all anyone has to do is do nothing and we get the largest tax hike in history.


16 posted on 11/08/2012 7:58:07 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: onyx

So I guess you want to cony
tinue to kick the can and mortgage the future? That is exactly why Obama won. They keep getting more free crap that keeps getting put pn the credit card. Time to raise taxes and hang it on the democrats when the paychecks get cut. Otherwise, the democrats keep winning.


17 posted on 11/08/2012 7:58:24 PM PST by wolfman23601
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To: Red Steel

FU Boner!


18 posted on 11/08/2012 7:58:30 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (St.Peter:"Upon this rock, I will build my church" 0:"If you've got a church, you didn't build that!")
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To: Red Steel

Whatever McConnell.

Him and Boehner talk a good game but always play lousy.


19 posted on 11/08/2012 7:59:04 PM PST by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: Bratch
Reid knows that Obama intends to pick up four or five current senators to fill top end federal jobs ~ and that leaves Harry in a pickel because until those guys are replaced he's not the majority leader.

He imagines he can move quickly on some risky scheme if he gets the filibuster rules out of the way now.

BTW, the Republicans will vote unanimously for the appointment of any Democrat senator to the cabinet ~ just to get 'em out of the senate.

20 posted on 11/08/2012 8:02:50 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: CriticalJ

No way Mitch will be able to stop it in the Senate. Already moderate Republicans in the Senate are willing to forego fillibusters like Kirk (IL), Collins (ME), etc so as to do a straightup vote when it comes to them. Mitch will vote No but his trusted fillibuster will not be available.


21 posted on 11/08/2012 8:04:35 PM PST by GerardKempf (Let's Get Over This)
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To: CriticalJ
Him and Boehner talk a good game but always play lousy.

Unbelieveable isn't it? Every election, they STILL expect the tax payers to rush out and vote for their guy.

(I'm running out of excuses for wasting the gasoline every 2 years.)

22 posted on 11/08/2012 8:05:29 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Cicero

The comments at Breitbart are closer to my thinking than much of what I read around here. Time to starve the beast.


23 posted on 11/08/2012 8:06:20 PM PST by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: wolfman23601

Are you stupid or do you just post stupidly while trying to read my mind or put words into my mouth?

The Republicans should VOTE against all tax hikes and vote only for drastic spending cuts.


24 posted on 11/08/2012 8:06:34 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Red Steel

Sure there will be tax hikes, when the Bush Tax Cuts expire for all. America voted for it so give it to them.


25 posted on 11/08/2012 8:13:26 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: Red Steel

How will he stop it especially if Reid changes the fillibuster rules?


26 posted on 11/08/2012 8:17:38 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Red Steel

RINO File.


27 posted on 11/08/2012 8:25:11 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Red Steel

The people of Kentucky could possibly help stop the bleeding...maybe if they got on the phone...tell McConnell to hold the line or we r coming for your seat with another candidate....we may anyway....but aside from that....people in Arkansas...west Virginia...look at the list in 2014...get on the phone...all Ds up for reelection


28 posted on 11/08/2012 8:26:00 PM PST by yellowdoghunter
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To: Cicero
Doesn't McConnell remind you of Phineas T. Bluster?


29 posted on 11/08/2012 8:39:58 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: Red Steel
This sounds more like McConnell is campaigning to keep his minority leadership.

Doesn't he know that the election is over and he was creamed?

McConnell was tasked with keeping his seats and taking vulnerable Democrat seats. He failed at both.

Why does he think he's deserving of keeping his leadership? Are there NO consequences in Washington?

It's time for Mitch McConnell to step aside as the Republican minority leader in the Senate, and let someone else chart a new direction.

-PJ

30 posted on 11/08/2012 8:56:14 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Everyone in a postion of GOP leadership needs to step aside.


31 posted on 11/08/2012 8:57:35 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Cicero

That pic reveals that he has no lips. And no guts.


33 posted on 11/08/2012 9:52:06 PM PST by rfp1234
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To: Red Steel

Translation: He’s up for reelection in 2014.


34 posted on 11/08/2012 9:53:02 PM PST by BAW (We are the Resistance.)
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To: Red Steel

That’s an amazing expression in his eyes in the Drudge picture.
Did Ashley Judd just flash him?


35 posted on 11/08/2012 9:54:22 PM PST by rfp1234
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To: Red Steel
I'm going to respectfully disagree with Mitch here. He should start to plan to agree to specific increases in income taxes and in specific phase-outs of corporate deductions. First he should agree to close the loophole that permits billionaires from placing shares of stocks with unrealized capital gains into trusts (targeting Gates and Buffett).

He should agree to minimize corporate deductions for companies in the entertainment industry and the media which consume vast quantities of electricity generated by fossil fuels. Such industry companies should be required to account for all electricity used during each production and submit the percentage of green sourced electricity consumed. If such companies electricity consumption is less than 75% green sourced, Mitch should support a penalty assessment of $5 per KWh on the shortage.

36 posted on 11/08/2012 10:32:02 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Red Steel; IMissPresidentReagan; CourtneyLeigh; Just Kimberly; Knuckrider; MBohman; ...
thanks, for the post.
A Kentucky Ping.

(soon to be) folding like a house of cards; in a mild gust of wind.
..for those interested. :-/

Washington (D)istrict of (C)riminals Establishment :
Senator Mitch "go along to get along" McConnell
Speaker of the House John "Weepin'/Wet Noddle " Boehner


37 posted on 11/08/2012 10:41:10 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: Red Steel; IMissPresidentReagan; CourtneyLeigh; Just Kimberly; Knuckrider; MBohman; ...
thanks, for the post.
A Kentucky Ping.

(soon to be) folding like a house of cards; in a mild gust of wind.
..for those interested. :-/

Washington (D)istrict of (C)riminals Establishment :
Senator Mitch "go along to get along" McConnell
Speaker of the House John "Weepin'/Wet Noddle " Boehner


38 posted on 11/08/2012 10:42:09 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: Red Steel

Obama and Democrats to Senate Minority Leader: “LOL!”


39 posted on 11/08/2012 11:22:31 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: Red Steel

I Can’t Ask For This Enough Number Of Times: Will Senator Jim DeMint, PLEASE, be a replacement over the present Senate Minority Leader?


40 posted on 11/08/2012 11:52:37 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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This is nothing more than a token display of resistance. He can talk big because he knows Reid is going to use the first day of the session, when a point of order can be passed by simple majority, to change the Senate rules to marginalize the Republican’s ability to block legislation via filibuster.


41 posted on 11/09/2012 12:26:42 AM PST by Soren
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To: Red Steel

......right.......


42 posted on 11/09/2012 12:39:23 AM PST by Tzimisce (2016? Not if the country's dead. :(:(:(:(:()
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To: Red Steel
Another good line in this short article:

The media has already taken House Speaker John Boehner out of context to claim that he is willing to cave on raising tax rates.

We ought to be rallying around our guys, imperfect as they are, to resist Obama.

43 posted on 11/09/2012 12:44:45 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Soren
Then it goes back to the House, and low and behold, each of us will probably be asking the question or making a statement similar to after the fact of probable passage ... Don't we have the majority there?

Very predictable. A prayer I'm wrong.

Am ready to give up till the next election gears up. It will be too late, but know of nothing else to do. Can't redo the vote.

44 posted on 11/09/2012 12:45:09 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Red Steel
If Obama can change Immigration law by executive fiat, he can change Tax by executive fiat. McConnel doesn't understand that the constitution was swept away in Obamas first term. It no longer exists.
45 posted on 11/09/2012 1:11:21 AM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: Bratch
"When Reid changes the Senate filibuster rules, there won’t be anything he can do about it."

That's the whole point - which seems to be lost on some of the hurtazz Freepers in this thread: Mitch is promising scorched earth, and under the new Senate rules where the GOP can't filibuster rule changes & amendments, Harry will have to Own It when it comes to tax hikes.

Mitch is already laying the playing field for 2014.

46 posted on 11/09/2012 2:32:10 AM PST by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: All
I have been aggravating Graham, DeMint and (my congresscritter) Mulvaney to unseat the RINO loser leadership when the new congress begins...hope you all is doing the same.
47 posted on 11/09/2012 2:52:25 AM PST by Happy Rain ("Old White Male Conservative and you can kiss my bleeping bleep!!!")
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To: Hojczyk

“Well at least he did not cave on the first day like Boehner.”

The month is still young.


48 posted on 11/09/2012 3:07:42 AM PST by RKBA Democrat
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To: Red Steel

We might as well let the Rats do whatever they want at this point. No point in the Republicans setting themselves up to be the scapegoat. Obama might as well finish destroying the economy and the Rats will have only themselves to blame. Maybe if we allow the fools who voted for Obama to hit bottom they might wake up!! The Republican strategy ought to be to detach and enable no more. (For now, while they dig their hole)


49 posted on 11/09/2012 3:42:42 AM PST by stonehouse01 (Equal rights for unborn women)
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To: RKBA Democrat

McConnell emerges from his cave to grandstand after hibernating through the entire campaign. The GOP cannot win with the current “leadership”. There needs to be a complete sweep at the top.


50 posted on 11/09/2012 4:12:24 AM PST by littleharbour
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