Skip to comments.Harry Reid commends Mitch McConnell’s debt plan
Posted on 07/13/2011 8:25:39 AM PDT by MNDude
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday praised Republican Leader Mitch McConnell for putting forth a plan to raise the debt ceiling, calling it a serious proposal that hes continuing to study.
He spent a great deal of time working on this. I commend him for his thoughtful and unique proposal, something that we have to look at very closely, Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said on the Senate floor. Im heartened by what I read. This is a serious proposal, and I commend the Republican leader for coming forward with it.
McConnell laid out his plan on Tuesday as he signaled bipartisan negotiations to raise the debt ceiling by the Aug. 2 deadline were beginning to look increasingly pessimistic. His proposal, which he referred to as a last-choice option, would give President Barack Obama new power to raise the nations $14.3 trillion debt ceiling without corresponding spending cuts.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/58877.html#ixzz1RzxataoM
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“His proposal, which he referred to as a last-choice option, would give President Barack Obama new power to raise the nations $14.3 trillion debt ceiling without corresponding spending cuts.”
With Republicans like that who needs Democrats.
Wonder if today is the day that Rush finally tells us it is time to PANIC! If not I am sure it is coming soon.
“Harry Reid commends Mitch McConnells debt plan”
Which tells you what a disaster his plan really is.
Last choice option my a**. Obama will just cease to negotiate because he knows he has a lucrative power grab at his disposal.
My question is... doesn’t the McConnell surrender have to be voted on?
1. Newt Gingrich
2. Mitch McConnell
1. Mitch McConnell
2. Newt Gingrich
Say goodnight Sen. McConnell!
Anyone here seen it linked anywhere?
Gingrich has actually been stellar on this issue. This type of thing is his bread & butter, actually.
Okay, could those who are saying the McConnell Option is really a politically sly move that us dumb Freepers just don’t understand please, please pay attention here?
Fits right into Dingy’s 2009 budget plan.
Tell me if I'm wrong but isn't this a 100% capitulation on everything that has been in heated discussion all along?
Senator MItch McConnell (D) needs to resign today and join the Democrat Party he loves to his very core!!! And...he should drag weak sister, crying John Boehner with him!!! Both should resign in shame!!! They should be destroying Obama instead of kissing his you know what. What disgraces these two traitors are!!!!
Harry POS Reid alert!
STOP SPENDING! DEFUND all socialist collectives, foreign and domestic. Give free citizens back the $ they were forced to put into these socialist programs and SHUT THEM DOWN.
Legislatures (state and federal) can be part-time jobs with 1/10th pay, NO retirement, NO perks, NO insurance. Get a job. Pay for your own crap, you POS politicians.
...That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness...
Come to think of it, that is exactly what Obama is pushing for. His social security and default scare tactic is to get the Republicans to cave knowing that is his only chance of re-relection. The Republican base will abandon the party and the âanybody but Obamaâ votes will be split among Republican and Tea Party candidates. On the other hand, if the Republicans prevail in this fight Obama may lose some of his base but will take credit for any improvement in the deficit and economy. Still, I would rather see a NO to increasing the debt limit and the Republicans directing the Treasury to pay the debt, social security and medicare, and active duty soldiers first out of current revenues. We would have a balanced budget amendment without the amendment.
Well that does it for me. If Harry Reid likes the plan, I’m all in. It must be good if it got Reid’s endorsement, right?
McConnell is getting the Bush Sr. “rope adope” and soon may saying “read my lips no new taxes”..
Until the democrats raised them anyway like they did to Bush Sr..
Bush Jr. had another gambit.. he lowered taxes(thru conserv’s a bone) then created a whole government bureaucracy.. which raised taxes in the following year..
OH!... and prepared the way for Zero’s Presidency.. made republicans look like smucks..
I wonder if McConnell is a smuck!... and will be getting circumsized..
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