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Harry Reid commends Mitch McConnell’s debt plan
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0711/58877.html ^

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 he’s 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. “I’m 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 nation’s $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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: debtceiling; mcconnell4obama; reid4mcconnell; reid4rinomcconnell; rino4dnc; rino4obama; rinoabdication; rinomcconnell; rinotreason
"last choice option"??
1 posted on 07/13/2011 8:25:47 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

“His proposal, which he referred to as a “last-choice option,” would give President Barack Obama new power to raise the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling without corresponding spending cuts.”

With Republicans like that who needs Democrats.


2 posted on 07/13/2011 8:28:11 AM PDT by all the best
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To: MNDude

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.


3 posted on 07/13/2011 8:28:45 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: MNDude

“Harry Reid commends Mitch McConnell’s debt plan”

Which tells you what a disaster his plan really is.


4 posted on 07/13/2011 8:28:58 AM PDT by Grunthor (Today, let me say, do or think nothing that Jesus would not do, think or say.)
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To: MNDude

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?


5 posted on 07/13/2011 8:29:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: MNDude

DUMBEST REPUBLICAN:

Last week:
1. Newt Gingrich
2. Mitch McConnell

This week:
1. Mitch McConnell
2. Newt Gingrich


6 posted on 07/13/2011 8:29:19 AM PDT by almcbean
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To: All

DONATE


7 posted on 07/13/2011 8:29:27 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: MNDude
I’m heartened by what I read.

Say goodnight Sen. McConnell!

8 posted on 07/13/2011 8:29:46 AM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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To: MNDude
I would like to see this "plan" in writing... not the videos talking about it, but ink on paper (so to speak).

Anyone here seen it linked anywhere?

9 posted on 07/13/2011 8:34:24 AM PDT by Lloyd227 (Class of 1998 (let's all help the Team McCain spider monkeys decide how to moderate))
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To: almcbean

Gingrich has actually been stellar on this issue. This type of thing is his bread & butter, actually.


10 posted on 07/13/2011 8:35:57 AM PDT by ilgipper ( political rhetoric is no substitute for competence (Thomas Sowell))
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To: MNDude

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?

Please?


11 posted on 07/13/2011 8:37:03 AM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: MNDude

Fits right into Dingy’s 2009 budget plan.


12 posted on 07/13/2011 8:41:09 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: all the best
“His proposal, which he referred to as a “last-choice option,” would give President Barack Obama new power to raise the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling without corresponding spending cuts.”

Tell me if I'm wrong but isn't this a 100% capitulation on everything that has been in heated discussion all along?

13 posted on 07/13/2011 8:41:36 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: MNDude

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!!!!


14 posted on 07/13/2011 8:43:05 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Grunthor
“Harry Reid commends Mitch McConnell’s debt plan”

Come a little closer, said the spider to the fly.
15 posted on 07/13/2011 8:44:53 AM PDT by crosshairs (Peace through superior firepower.)
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To: MNDude
If the Republicans cave on this it will be the end of the Republican Party. The historic level of win in 2010 was because of the out of control government expansion by Obama-Pelosi-Reid. If the response is to give Obama carte blanche on spending then the Republicans may be around for the next election cycle or two but after that will be as numerous on the ballot as the Whigs.
16 posted on 07/13/2011 8:45:08 AM PDT by Armando Guerra
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To: MNDude

Harry POS Reid alert!

FUMM

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...”

ALTER it.


17 posted on 07/13/2011 8:51:43 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Armando Guerra

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 “anybody but Obama” 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.


18 posted on 07/13/2011 8:54:12 AM PDT by Armando Guerra
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To: MNDude

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?

Right?

/s


19 posted on 07/13/2011 8:55:26 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: MNDude

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..


20 posted on 07/13/2011 8:57:22 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: MNDude

Mitch, you know you screwed the pooch when Reid rushes out an OH YEAH like this in 15 hours.


21 posted on 07/13/2011 8:57:43 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: Armando Guerra
He has to pay Social Security and Medicaid those are notes ( IOU’s promise to pay by the Treasury Department just like China and other debts).
22 posted on 07/13/2011 8:57:47 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: MNDude

23 posted on 07/13/2011 8:58:15 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: ScottinVA

My question is... doesn’t the McConnell surrender have to be voted on?

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Yes, and if passed (which I doubt) it would then be challenged in court as it is not Constitutional.

Apparently Boehner just wants to golf and collect his paycheck. He is exactly like Michael Steele, a plastic, hollow store mannikin meant purely for display.


24 posted on 07/13/2011 8:58:15 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: MNDude

Well, to that proverbial choir I say ... is there ANY doubt that we must rid ourselves of FINOs and ensure that we don’t nominate one (Romney) in 2012?

He wants to give Obama unfettered power to raise the debt ceiling and some people actually think that’s a master stroke???? I say drug test those people that think that.


25 posted on 07/13/2011 8:58:38 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

“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?”

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Yeah I caught that as well.

Arguemtns about the cleverness of McConnell aside, the implication of the stupidity of Freepers in general is what makes me question their conservative allegiance.

Where are they today?


26 posted on 07/13/2011 9:06:46 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Psalm 144

I could make some wild speculations about how McConnell endorses the Geithner 14th amendment angle but I’ll wait.

Anybody have any real facts about the McConnell plan????


27 posted on 07/13/2011 9:07:31 AM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

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?

Please?

_________________________________________

They are not reading your post just yet. They are still getting their instructions from the minor party officials or government apparatchiks who keep them on payroll. This afternoon, they will sally forth from their cubicles to do psyop battle again.


28 posted on 07/13/2011 9:08:59 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: MNDude

Reid is for it... it must be good.


29 posted on 07/13/2011 9:10:01 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: MNDude

Yesterday he said it was a a complete abrogation of leadership


30 posted on 07/13/2011 9:13:47 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: MNDude

McConnell devised his rope-a-dope plan to disguise his enthusiastic support for raising the debt ceiling by diverting the blame away from the GOP. In other words, this miserable creep is outright telling conservatives to go to hell and that he fully intends to support the globalists intention to bankrupt our economy.

Show your anger in public by engaging in loud discussions with your wife and/or friends so you can be overheard explaining how Obama and his globalist cadre of czars and fellow Marxists in both parties are transforming our country through regulation and total disregard for our Constitution.


31 posted on 07/13/2011 9:15:38 AM PDT by Enough is ENOUGH (Fabian Globalism: Environmentalism halts production, forces population into dense controllable areas)
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To: EyeGuy

“Where are they today?”

Getting their orders from GOP machine.

They’ll be along this evening.


32 posted on 07/13/2011 9:15:38 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: MNDude
This is from August of 2009: http://olbroad.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/deficit.jpg
33 posted on 07/13/2011 9:16:52 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: all the best

The House needs to take the pressure off of Mcconnell and, instead, put that pressure on Reid and Obama by:

(1) passing an itemized spending bill that decreases federal spending in 2012 by a significant amount

(2) authorizes an increase in the debt ceiling by the same significant amount and

(3) legally requires the Executive branch to prioritize its cash disbursements after August 2 as follows:

(a) Federal Debt Service
(b) Social Security payments, government pension payments
(c) Defense Department salaries and payments on DD contracts.
(d)
...
(v) foreign aid — after a 50% cut
(w) the EPA’s budget — after a 50% cut in headcount
(x) agricultural subsidies, price supports and other free market-evading schemes — after a 50% cut
(y) subsidies for “green energy research” after a 50% cut
(z) payments to the UN and any of its affiliates after a 50% cut

IMHO, that is the only way the GOP can protect itself from losing the Media’s current version of the “rope-a-dope” game.

I understand that the GOP wants to “look like” adults who are trying to negotiate in good faith with the Democrats.

However, since the Democrats have no interest in good-faith negotiating, it is now time for the GOP to “act like” adults and just CUT THE SPENDING!

If the Democrats in the Senate want to explain to their constituents in the next election just WHY, for example, they opposed cutting foreign aid payments to China — just let them.


34 posted on 07/13/2011 9:21:22 AM PDT by pfony1
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To: Psalm 144

“Getting their orders from GOP machine.”

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Probably right.

I keep underestimating the disdain the establishment (both Republican and Democrat), has for true conservatives.

That explains the gratuitous slams on Freepers, completely aside from a discussion regarding the issue at hand.


35 posted on 07/13/2011 9:22:08 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: MNDude

Yo Mitch!

If Reid and Pelosi are praising you: You’re doing something WRONG!


36 posted on 07/13/2011 9:23:07 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: pfony1

Everything you say here is true. This is the difficulty:

The GOP ‘leadership’ is not acting in good faith.

We have been sold. Again.


37 posted on 07/13/2011 9:26:43 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: MNDude

It figures, an asstablishment RINO caves on dept ceiling impass.


38 posted on 07/13/2011 9:52:51 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: MNDude

One Rat kissing another Rats Azz,Nothing to see here!


39 posted on 07/13/2011 10:01:50 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: MNDude

I listened to some Fox pundits commending this plan because it "gives ownership" of the debt to the liberals. They praise it for being a "political capital" winner. How stupid. The liberal spenders on both sides have ownership of the debt already today and waste way too much time pointing at each other. The republican team doesn't need any more political capital than they already have, and 2012 will prove it. And We the People don't care who takes the blame -- we blame them *all* -- we just want someone to fix it. Removing the checks and limits imposed on the liberals having no honor fixes NOTHING. They will be more than happy to abuse your trust once more and make the problem even larger for the next guy.


40 posted on 07/13/2011 10:38:07 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: EGPWS
Tell me if I'm wrong but isn't this a 100% capitulation on everything that has been in heated discussion all along?

Not really because now he's saying that if Obama wants it he'll have to do it all by himself and take all consequences.

Before, Repubs were willing to take some of the blame, but only if cuts were part of the deal.

Now McConnell has shown a way by which Obama can just go it alone...but now Obama has nothing to blame the GOP for anymore. No debt ceiling "aye" votes and DEFINITELY no tax hikes.

41 posted on 07/13/2011 11:28:29 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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