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McConnell Won’t Rule Out Government Shutdown
Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 06 Jan 2013 11:29 AM | Amy Woods

Posted on 01/06/2013 9:00:14 AM PST by Olog-hai

Government spending is the No. 1 problem in America, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he won’t rule out a government shutdown if President Barack Obama refuses to address the country’s growing fiscal woes.

“We now have a debt the size of our economy, which makes us look a lot like Greece,” McConnell said Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press. “It’s a shame that the president doesn’t embrace the effort to reduce spending.”

When host David Gregory asked McConnell about the debt ceiling, and whether Republicans would consider a government shutdown to force the issue of spending cuts, the leader did not rule out the possibility. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: fiscalabyss; governmentshutdown; mitchmcconnell; senate

1 posted on 01/06/2013 9:00:18 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

They’ve been threatening this for a long time and never follow through. To hell with ‘em.


2 posted on 01/06/2013 9:02:51 AM PST by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: Olog-hai

Ichabod is playing like he has some balls, even though everyone knows differently.


3 posted on 01/06/2013 9:12:03 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: TheZMan

When is this clown up for reelection? Up in Ga, Chambliss has been speaking of late about how tough a conservative he is. He is hearing the rattle of being primaried. Funny how these guys get religion just before being challenged.

The good news here in Florida was two nobody’s in No Fla beat out RINO GOPers for Congress in 2012 and a relatively unknown state senator, Rubio, clobbered Crist in 2010 both in a primary and in an election.

I hope these trends continue nationally because something has to be done with the libs and RINOs ruining this country.


4 posted on 01/06/2013 9:12:03 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: TheZMan

Agreed. Why wasn’t government shut down last week?

At this point, I don’t believe anything they say. Assuming we do have elections again, the whole lot of them, Republican and Democrat, should be tossed out.


5 posted on 01/06/2013 9:12:18 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Olog-hai

This is the usual dog and pony show. All we ever see are threats and surrender. I do not believe that McConnell or most of the GOP leadership have the testicles to tell the Dear Leader to take a hike.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 9:12:36 AM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( John Boehner is our Pierre Laval. We need a Charles DeGaulle.)
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To: Olog-hai

This man is NO LEADER! I believe he gets more animated taking a crap!

Hey Mitch: “Money talks and the bull sh*t you’re full of walks”!


7 posted on 01/06/2013 9:13:31 AM PST by Artcore
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To: Olog-hai

Oh, BULL CRAP!

How many times do these limp-wristed, gutless POS pansies think they can pretend like they have a set? Coming from this turtle-faced mumbling moron makes it even more ridiculous, especially given his latest capitulation to the communists... absolutely pathetic.


8 posted on 01/06/2013 9:15:49 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Olog-hai; All
Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch "Go along to Get along" McConnell (**Establishment-CINO)
Speaker of the House John "Weepin'/Wet Noddle" Boehner (**Establishment-RINO)
The GOP Congressional Leadership Cabal, Are Screwing US (on Taxes) again...
pRes__ent OBozo = Liberals = Republicans...so whats the difference?
**Establishment = Washington (D)istrict of (C)riminals Establishment.

9 posted on 01/06/2013 9:17:01 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: Olog-hai

At this point, shutting down the government is not just a possibility. It is a requirement. We will have no future if we let these crooks steal what little we have left.


10 posted on 01/06/2013 9:21:35 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Buddy Sorrell

LOL. This isn’t even red meat. More like rotisserie chicken for the GOP base.

All old Mitch really wants is a deal and a piece of the spending pie.

If he cared anything for the country outside of the beltway he would resign immediately. He is totally compromised and unable to effectively oppose the marxists.


11 posted on 01/06/2013 9:23:38 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Buddy Sorrell
This is the usual dog and pony show. All we ever see are threats and surrender. I do not believe that McConnell or most of the GOP leadership have the testicles to tell the Dear Leader to take a hike.

Ol' Mitch got kicked in the groin by Reid so much he wears his on his neck, as you can see in this photo:


12 posted on 01/06/2013 9:26:23 AM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: Olog-hai

Repubs caving in 3 - 2 - 1.


13 posted on 01/06/2013 9:26:58 AM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Olog-hai

Hey, Mitch!

Stop talkin’ about it, and start shuttin’ it down. Pull the funding for every damn department, bureau, office and program.

Get serious about it...


14 posted on 01/06/2013 9:29:13 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Still seeking change.)
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To: Olog-hai

No worry about a shutdown. Zero has already promised to use the 14th amendment or mint a trillion dollar coin to spend as much as he wants, whenever he wants.
McConnell was just kidding to stave off a primary challenge. If McConnell gets out of line and a shutdown is really threatened, zero will just make him disappear. All zero’s actions will be upheld by John Robert’s kangaroo court.


15 posted on 01/06/2013 9:35:23 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; an EMP confined to DC would be much appreciated)
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To: Common Sense 101
How many times do these limp-wristed, gutless POS pansies think they can pretend like they have a set? Coming from this turtle-faced mumbling moron makes it even more ridiculous, especially given his latest capitulation to the communists... absolutely pathetic.

I agree...this McConnell comes across as a mumbling idiot. Maybe a little liquored up. After his interview with David Gregory this morning, he prolly went out to lunch with Dave, and Harry Reid,and Shumer,and Axelrod, etc. I found out during the Clinton era, that , the Dems and Repubs would be "verbally fighting" and calling each other names in front of camera, BUT WHEN THE CAMERAS WERE TURNED OFF AND PUT AWAY, THESE "enemies: were all off to a MORTONS STEAK house type restaurant for steaks and drinks! Ha Ha, we were fooled. Again ha Ha on us! It's just one big club.

16 posted on 01/06/2013 9:36:11 AM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: Mouton; All
When is this clown up for reelection?
This (corrupting) Establishment Fat-Cat is up for re-election ('14) next year...
unfortunately..he has a warche$t of 6+ mil. to use against any TEA Party..& w/ 0'ButtCrack's Clowns...
Mitch McConnell Pol. ad: "Where's "Dee"?...The "Hound-dogs" searching for "Dee" Huttleston"
ref: Mitch used Hound-dogs to find "Dee" Huttleston's in '84; he wouldn't debate /
& was rarely in KY..sorta like Ol' Mitch "Get Along / to Get Along" McConnell is now
(sittin' on his @$$) protecting his Establishment turf...much Like "Dee" H. had done.

17 posted on 01/06/2013 9:50:21 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: Olog-hai

I’m sure the Dems are shaking in their boots:) They’re laughing like we are at this hollow display of bravado. Weepers and whiners at the GOP out number the strong.

I can stand to lose an election. But I’m embarrassed at the spineless representatives and their comments that go nowhere.


18 posted on 01/06/2013 9:50:30 AM PST by PatriotCause (California Sucks)
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To: Olog-hai

If he were honest, he wouldn’t use the term “spending cuts” when the truth is they’re only talking about a slightly smaller increase in spending.


19 posted on 01/06/2013 9:50:39 AM PST by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh the media is hard at work...

POLITICO frames the debate this way for their masters:
http://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-live/2013/01/mcconnell-doesnt-threaten-default-153429.html?hp=f2

“McConnell wouldn’t say on Sunday whether he was prepared to “shoot the hostage” and allow the country to default on its loans ...a move which would result in the nation defaulting on its loans and prompt a government shutdown”

Stephanopoulos on phone to WH: “Yes, David. I’ll say ‘Shoot the hostage’ verbatim just like you told me. Don’t I always say exactly what you tell me?”


20 posted on 01/06/2013 9:52:52 AM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Olog-hai

It could be a blessing in disguise. The riots that would follow would likely be cathartic for many.


21 posted on 01/06/2013 10:05:33 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Olog-hai

Bluster.

Yawnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn.


22 posted on 01/06/2013 10:09:29 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Olog-hai

End all foreign aid.
Out of the UN, UN out of the US.
Defund Dept. of Education, Homeland Security, EPA, DEA, TSA,
ICE, and Obamacare.
Disqualify 75% of all persons on welfare, SNAP, food stamps, etc.
Mitch, I’ve got some spending cuts for you.


23 posted on 01/06/2013 10:10:20 AM PST by Fireone (Impeach and imprison, NOW! Treason and murder are still crimes.)
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To: timestax; All
I agree...this McConnell comes across as a mumbling idiot...way too much credit
Mitch "Ol' Marble Mouthed/Get Along to Get Along" McConnell; is very similar, to *Boxer of Eric Blair/George Orwell's Animal Farm Fame....

*Boxer - The cart-horse whose incredible strength, dedication,
and loyalty
play a key role in the early prosperity of Animal Farm
and the later completion of the windmill. Quick to help but rather
slow-witted
, Boxer shows much devotion to Animal Farm’s
ideals but little ability to think about them independently.
He naïvely trusts the pigs to make all his decisions for him.

His two mottoes are “I will work harder” and “Napoleon is always right.”

add "other" notations as you wish.
24 posted on 01/06/2013 10:12:38 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: Olog-hai

Big talk before folding up.


25 posted on 01/06/2013 10:15:07 AM PST by Venturer
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To: timestax; All
Oppss! :-|
Mitch "Ol' Marble Mouthed/ Get Go Along to Get Along" McConnell; is very similar, to *Boxer of Eric Blair/George Orwell's Animal Farm Fame....

26 posted on 01/06/2013 10:18:23 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: Olog-hai
Uh oh. Mith's lips are moving. You know what that means.
27 posted on 01/06/2013 10:27:25 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("More law, less justice." --Cicero)
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To: Olog-hai

Yawn


28 posted on 01/06/2013 2:03:10 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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