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Boehner leaves door open to McConnell ‘back-up’ plan on debt (GOP "Leaders" ready to surrender)
washington post ^ | 7/14/2011 | Felicia Sonmez

Posted on 07/14/2011 4:03:40 PM PDT by tobyhill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) idea for a “back-up plan” on raising the country’s 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 we’re unable to do anything else,” Boehner said at a Thursday afternoon news conference. “And what may look like something less-than-optimal today, if we’re unable to get to an agreement, might look pretty good a couple of weeks from now. But I think it’s worth keeping on the table. There are a lot of options that people have floated, and frankly, I think it’s an option that may be worthy at some point.”

McConnell’s “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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1 posted on 07/14/2011 4:03:48 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

What are the chances they are playing politics instead of getting punked...again.


2 posted on 07/14/2011 4:05:37 PM PDT by jessduntno (Liberalism is socialism in a party dress. And just as masculine.)
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To: tobyhill

BOHICA


3 posted on 07/14/2011 4:06:20 PM PDT by floozy22
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To: tobyhill

I don’t see this as a surrender....it’s a game of poker. The President think he has a great hand in this deal...opts to raise the ceiling...then thinks he can fix it with mostly taxes and a handful of cuts. The taxes go after the companies and rich by November of this year, and the next recession starts up by February of next year. The government has no more money to flush into a fresh new recession...and so the Presidents gets full credit for a huge loss of jobs by July of 2012. Just in time for the election.

Frankly, the President’s only hope would be to make massive cuts...which his staff just won’t buy off on. I think McConnell has guessed completely right. Meanwhile....if this debt-king power is arranged...I’d put all money into bonds for the next six months and prepare for another massive recession.


4 posted on 07/14/2011 4:07:55 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: tobyhill
Such a bad plan. Sure Obama takes all the blame but the entire country gets the shaft.

BAD PLAN!!!!

5 posted on 07/14/2011 4:08:48 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: tobyhill

Both parties suck............ :(


6 posted on 07/14/2011 4:09:06 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint /Palin, DeMint/Bachmann, DeMint/Cain, DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: tobyhill

WTH is wrong with these folks. Hell lets just go ahead and make the deal. Telling the otherside that this will be it if not another deal is made — why make another deal. This one is a grand slam. Im done with the GOP, not one red cent NONE


7 posted on 07/14/2011 4:09:19 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: tobyhill

Should Boner surrender/cave, he and his ilk is DONE, Done.


8 posted on 07/14/2011 4:10:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: tobyhill

The Republican Party may as well fold its tent if it goes with McConnell’s appeasement plan. Turn out the lights, the Party’s over.


9 posted on 07/14/2011 4:10:23 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: jessduntno

No, not a chance. The GOP “Leaders” are more scared of their own shadow than they are of the Tea Party.


10 posted on 07/14/2011 4:10:42 PM PDT by tobyhill (Real Spending Cuts Don't Require Increasing The Debt)
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To: tobyhill

Ryan said this is O.K. as a back-up plan, not his preference, but O.K. He was on Hannity earlier today.


11 posted on 07/14/2011 4:10:46 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: jessduntno

No, not a chance. The GOP “Leaders” are more scared of their own shadow than they are of the Tea Party.


12 posted on 07/14/2011 4:10:59 PM PDT by tobyhill (Real Spending Cuts Don't Require Increasing The Debt)
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To: pepsionice

Sadly you may be correct. Sure takes the wind out of my sails. But maybe we will finally get an honest correction so we can start over.


13 posted on 07/14/2011 4:12:57 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: tobyhill
McConnell’s “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.

Obama and his crew don't care about "political burdens". They only care about spending more money on more handouts. That translates into more votes from more freeloaders. They're happy to keep borrowing until the end of time, or the end of America, whichever comes first.
14 posted on 07/14/2011 4:15:19 PM PDT by Deo volente (God willing, America will survive this Obamination.)
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To: tobyhill

Republicans can’t really be this stupid. Giving Obama the authority to raise the debt limit is the same as voting to raise the debt limit. PERIOD.


15 posted on 07/14/2011 4:15:32 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: pepsionice

“it’s a game of poker”


This is not a game. Our children’s future is at stake. Sometimes you have to draw a line in the sand. This is one of those moments when we are at a crossroads in our country’s future. Keep spending and we are doomed for certain.


16 posted on 07/14/2011 4:17:06 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: muleskinner

what was Hannity’s response?


17 posted on 07/14/2011 4:18:57 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: tobyhill

How is this gonna pass the House? Which Republicans are going to fall on their sword and vote for this? Any Republican who votes for this can kiss re-election goodbye. And do they not think that the media is going to hang raising the debt limit around their necks just the same as they will hang anything else. They might as well stand on the side of truth and doing the right thing for Ameria. What a bunch of cowards they are!


18 posted on 07/14/2011 4:19:44 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: GoCards
We are constantly preached to that creating a third party will ensure a 2012 obama victory. If obama wins in 2012 and there also happens to be a third party, it is entirely the fault of the GOP. They have opened the door for an obama 2012 victory. Somebody on FR has a tag line that states the Republicans are socialists and the Democrats are communists. Never more true than right now.
19 posted on 07/14/2011 4:20:19 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: tobyhill

House & Senate GOP Leadership War Plan

20 posted on 07/14/2011 4:22:48 PM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: Deo volente

“They’re happy to keep borrowing until the end of time, or the end of America, whichever comes first.”


Dems don’t care about the country, which they see as unjust and responsible for all the ills in the world. If we crash and burn, they naively think everything will work out for them, but they’ll go down with the Titanic into the frigid waters with the rest of us.


21 posted on 07/14/2011 4:22:49 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Deo volente

And that is exactly what the beltway Republicans don’t get.


22 posted on 07/14/2011 4:23:19 PM PDT by sheana
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To: God luvs America

Since Hannity knows Ryan is the smartest guy in the room, he deffered to Ryan.


23 posted on 07/14/2011 4:25:37 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: tobyhill

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.


24 posted on 07/14/2011 4:27:12 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Manic_Episode
One more time ~ all McConnell proposed, in so many words, is a minor variation on Nixon's Sequestration system and Reagan's Line Item Veto.

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!

25 posted on 07/14/2011 4:31:36 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: tobyhill; xzins
These people took an oath to uphold the Constitution. This plan is patently unconstitutional!

We really need to tar and feather these Chicken $#!+ RINOs and run them out of Washington on a rail.

26 posted on 07/14/2011 4:32:40 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o)
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To: God luvs America

“what was Hannity’s response?”

He probably told him he was a great American, then threw a nerf football at a stage hand.


27 posted on 07/14/2011 4:35:33 PM PDT by jessduntno (Liberalism is socialism in a party dress. And just as masculine.)
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To: tobyhill

Wonder why I tossed two more fund raising letters in the trash tonight RNC?


28 posted on 07/14/2011 4:35:40 PM PDT by PogySailor (The ruling class will not go down easily. And neither will their paid hacks.)
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To: tobyhill

It’s really an amazing feat that somehow these worthless wusses manage to walk more or less upright without the benefit of spines.


29 posted on 07/14/2011 4:43:07 PM PDT by webschooner (Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure - Robert LeFevre)
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To: tobyhill

I’ve been telling people for weeks that Boehner has his cave-in speech already written and memorized...


30 posted on 07/14/2011 4:44:40 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: tobyhill

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.


31 posted on 07/14/2011 4:50:57 PM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: jessduntno

“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.


32 posted on 07/14/2011 4:54:33 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (As long as the MSM covers for Obama, he will be above the law.)
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To: KansasGirl

Sadly, these morons ARE that stupid.


33 posted on 07/14/2011 5:43:12 PM PDT by nopardons
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