Skip to comments.Boehner leaves door open to McConnell ‘back-up’ plan on debt (GOP "Leaders" ready to surrender)
Posted on 07/14/2011 4:03:40 PM PDT by tobyhill
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnells (R-Ky.) idea for a back-up plan on raising the countrys debt ceiling received the tentative support of another congressional leader Thursday when House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he would be open to considering the proposal.
Mitch described his proposal as a last-ditch effort in case were unable to do anything else, Boehner said at a Thursday afternoon news conference. And what may look like something less-than-optimal today, if were unable to get to an agreement, might look pretty good a couple of weeks from now. But I think its worth keeping on the table. There are a lot of options that people have floated, and frankly, I think its an option that may be worthy at some point.
McConnells Plan B on the debt limit, unveiled by the top Senate Republican on Tuesday ahead of a negotiating session at the White House, would allow the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling to be raised in three separate stages while putting the political burden of doing so on President Obama and congressional Democrats.
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“They’re happy to keep borrowing until the end of time, or the end of America, whichever comes first.”
And that is exactly what the beltway Republicans don’t get.
Since Hannity knows Ryan is the smartest guy in the room, he deffered to Ryan.
Harry Reid thinks the McConnell plan is great. In fact, it appears the Dems are going to adopt it as their own. That should make the Reps go Hmmmmmmmm.
The whole idea has been knocked down by the Supreme Court in the past.
The only workable variation would be one that would ALWAYS require a reduction in spending ~ which Obama would never agree to.
But all of this may be moot. if you listened to Mark Levin this evening he went through some speech tics recorded in recent statements by Harry Reid. I've heard most of them before ~ from people who have had or are going to have MASSIVE PARALYZING STROKES.
Harry ain't makin' it. Just forget what he says the Senate will or won't do. The man is due for a total replacement!
We really need to tar and feather these Chicken $#!+ RINOs and run them out of Washington on a rail.
“what was Hannitys response?”
He probably told him he was a great American, then threw a nerf football at a stage hand.
Wonder why I tossed two more fund raising letters in the trash tonight RNC?
It’s really an amazing feat that somehow these worthless wusses manage to walk more or less upright without the benefit of spines.
I’ve been telling people for weeks that Boehner has his cave-in speech already written and memorized...
GREAT!!Give MORE power to the Executive Branch. CONGRESS won’t do what they’re supposed to do. Pass a budget. Make Zero Veto it.
“What are the chances they are playing politics instead of getting punked...again.”
They are going to say they did this for America.
Then the rats are going to blame them for increasing the deficit.
Gee, no one sees this one coming.
Sadly, these morons ARE that stupid.