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McConnell: Entitlement reform not on 2018 Senate agenda
The Hill ^ | 12/21/2017 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 12/21/2017 8:51:50 AM PST by GIdget2004

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says entitlement reform is not on the agenda in 2018, despite what Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and senior Trump administration officials say.

McConnell, speaking at an event sponsored by Axios on Thursday, said the lack of Democratic support for entitlement reform makes it highly unlikely that it will move through the Senate in an election year.

“I think the Democrats are not going to be interested in entitlement reform so I would not expect to see that on the agenda,” McConnell said.

He said that bipartisan immigration and banking-reform legislation are much more likely to move in 2018. “What the Democrats are willing to do is important because in the Senate, with rare exceptions like the tax bill, we’ve got to have Democratic involvement,” McConnell said.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 115th; 2018issues; ditchmitch; entitlements; kentucky; mitchmcconnell; paulryan; wisconsin
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1 posted on 12/21/2017 8:51:50 AM PST by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

Proof that all they care about is their reelection


2 posted on 12/21/2017 8:53:55 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: GIdget2004
The biggest drag on this Admiration the GOP's lackadaisical worth ethic.

President Trump has one working speed; his maximum.

McConnell, Ryan et al move at the speed of a NY Transit authority construction worker.

3 posted on 12/21/2017 8:54:03 AM PST by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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To: GIdget2004
entitlement reform is not on the agenda in 2018

Can we get new leadership on the agenda for 2018, please?

4 posted on 12/21/2017 8:54:17 AM PST by grobdriver (BUILD KATE'S WALL!)
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To: GIdget2004

so the national legislative agenda is still controlled by the Dincraps, per McConnell

I know the tax bill just passed but what an embarrassing statement for McConnell to make!


5 posted on 12/21/2017 8:54:22 AM PST by faithhopecharity (“Politicians aren’t born, they’re excreted.” - Marcus Tillius Cicero (3 BCE))
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To: GIdget2004

How about McConnell reform?


6 posted on 12/21/2017 8:54:32 AM PST by Dustoff45 (Pass the spicy catsup. We've got Trump now.)
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Mitch McConnell doesn’t want a wall either.


7 posted on 12/21/2017 8:55:59 AM PST by TakebackGOP
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To: GIdget2004

Maybe, after the first of the year, McTurtle might be replaced as Majority Leader. Still hoping......


8 posted on 12/21/2017 8:56:04 AM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy
Proof that all they care about is their reelection

I think in this case it is warranted. Why in the world would you hand the Democrats and their propaganda machine, AKA, the corrupt MSM, a club in which to beat the ever loving snot out of you? All they will do is endlessly parade heart-wrenching stories of Paul Ryan pushing grandma over the snow bank in her wheel chair. They will have endless stories of seniors, veterans, women and children all eating dog food so they can afford their medication. Ah, no thanks.

Do what you can and if they hang on the majority strike hard and fast before the full weight of 2020 descends. That's just smart street fighting, IMO.

9 posted on 12/21/2017 8:59:30 AM PST by Obadiah
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To: GIdget2004

So instead of entitlement reform, funding the wall, dealing with Sanctuary Cities, rebuilding our infrastructure the Turtle and his merry band of RINOS will push Scamnasty in 18 to make his friends across the isle happy

Yeah Mitch that will bring out the Conservatives in the fall. /s


10 posted on 12/21/2017 8:59:44 AM PST by VRWCarea51 (The Original 1998 Version)
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It’s overwhelming to note how often the Democrats reach across the aisle to work with Republicans.


11 posted on 12/21/2017 8:59:52 AM PST by chris37 (Take a week off racist >;-)
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To: GIdget2004
Ryan called Medicare and Medicaid the “big drivers of debt."
And who gave us these FAILED gubmint programs? LBJ and the Democraps, who else.
And I still say that LBJ did more lasting damage to this country than any other president in history - including Nobama.
12 posted on 12/21/2017 9:00:45 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: GIdget2004

Maybe Mitch should start looking at the best way to revise the 2018 agenda, so that it provides benefits for the American taxpayers!!!


13 posted on 12/21/2017 9:04:40 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: GIdget2004

I suspect this in part, at least, in hopes of dulling the Dems upcoming “the Republicans want to starve granny” attack for 2018.
Though it won’t stop the Dems from going by their usual playbook.


14 posted on 12/21/2017 9:04:47 AM PST by LouieFisk
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To: Obadiah

“Why in the world would you hand the Democrats and their propaganda machine, AKA, the corrupt MSM, a club in which to beat the ever loving snot out of you?”

You beat me to that point, but I suspect it won’t stop the Dems from trying it anyway. Never has.


15 posted on 12/21/2017 9:06:38 AM PST by LouieFisk
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To: Road Warrior ‘04
Maybe, after the first of the year, McTurtle might be replaced as Majority Leader.

If McTurtle keeps this roadblock crap going on things like reducing spending and getting the wall built, then the new Majority Leader Schumer (ugh, I feel vomit In my throat just typing that) will solve the issue of getting rid of McConnell as Senate Majority Leader in Jan 2019.

16 posted on 12/21/2017 9:07:01 AM PST by Freedumb
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To: GIdget2004

“...I think the Democrats are not going to be interested in entitlement reform...”

All that Trump needs to do is CLEAN OUT the FRAUD and FAKE scum that is/are sucking the life out of proper entitlements. I put it all on the Congress for letting the system load up with FRAUDULENT receivers.


17 posted on 12/21/2017 9:07:37 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: GIdget2004
What the Democrats are willing to do is important because in the Senate, with rare exceptions like the tax bill, we’ve got to have Democratic involvement,” McConnell said.

Why? How'd that Republican involvement go with obamacare? You have to pass it to see what's in it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_Protection_and_Affordable_Care_Act#Healthcare_debate,_2008%E2%80%9310

18 posted on 12/21/2017 9:10:34 AM PST by Pollard (TRUMP 2020)
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To: GIdget2004

What is on the agenda for 2018?


19 posted on 12/21/2017 9:10:56 AM PST by Tenacious 1 (You couldn't pay me enough to be famous for being rich or stupid!)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

Entitlement reform is Amnesty Ryan’s pet. Probably best it waits until after he is gone.


20 posted on 12/21/2017 9:17:33 AM PST by lodi90
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