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McConnell Suggests He’s
Willing to Risk Gov’t Shutdown
to Force Spending Cuts

National Review Online, by Eliana Johnson

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/6/2013 3:45:21 PM

Making the rounds on the Sunday news programs this morning, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, pressed by NBC’s David Gregory, suggested that, yes, he’s willing to risk a government shutdown in order to hold the line in the upcoming negotiations over the debt ceiling. You may recall that President Obama, for his part, has announced that he will not negotiate over raising the debt ceiling: “While I will negotiate over many things, I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether or not they should pay

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 1/6/2013 3:58:03 PM     (No. 9101895)

Don´t talk about it.

Do it.

Because nobody believes you, otherwise.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: veritas, 1/6/2013 4:02:23 PM     (No. 9101904)

$5 trillion in Obama-borrowing in 4 years.

46 cents of every dollar of Federal spending is borrowed.

Give him nothing. Fight his every move, every breath, at every turn. His every step, his every act, hurts the nation. Your kids. My kids.

Stop him.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Captain Howdy, 1/6/2013 4:06:31 PM     (No. 9101909)

Not one cent for tribute. Shut er down. Pull the plug. Essential services only. No compromise. Do it. Dare ya.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/6/2013 4:13:20 PM     (No. 9101917)

Yeah. Great idea. Shut down the government during a depression so you can show Mark Levin what big chestnuts you´re carrying. This idiot fraud, McConnell, is the guy who made the deal with Biden. He has no credibility. His shutdown would hand the gavel to Nancy Pelosi. Tell Mr. Radio Talk show Host to take his meds and go pound sand.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: yuban, 1/6/2013 4:17:10 PM     (No. 9101923)

I will go along with Levin over any troll.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 1/6/2013 4:48:32 PM     (No. 9101954)

Tammy Faye Boehner and McConnell don´t have half a co-hone between them.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/6/2013 4:51:25 PM     (No. 9101956)

Obama is spending the country into financial collapse. It is the House’s constitutional duty to do its fiduciary duty and stem the out-of-control spending of a recklessly irresponsible president by the constitutional means at their disposal. And that is, either hold the debt ceiling and let the government default, or impeach the president.

If they listen carefully, they may hear the words, “Here I stand, I can do no other.”


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Reply 8 - Posted by: greek_soprano, 1/6/2013 5:32:10 PM     (No. 9102003)

#7 totally nails it. However, I think I speak for many, many Americans who believe that the Republicans - especially that crushing bore, Mitch McConnell - don´t have the B*** to say no to a three-year-old with his hand in the cookie jar, let alone Barack Davis Obama Soetoro.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: athina, 1/6/2013 5:57:11 PM     (No. 9102014)

Yeah, right, McConnell.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Pam, 1/6/2013 6:01:46 PM     (No. 9102017)

Establishment Republican - Sunshine patriot.
Thomas Paine nailed how they react to threat.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Davids918, 1/6/2013 6:09:37 PM     (No. 9102022)

Remove Obama´s 2009 one-time stimulus spending that´s creating nearly $1 trillion yearly debt.

Demand Sen. Reid propose a budget - no more continuing resolutions.

Have House propose their budget (minus the "stimulus" spending), and declare 3% increase in funding across-the-board.

Now, Senate will be forced to propose budget, and work thru conference committee for final budget(it´s Congressional Rule).

The 3% increase will remove any notion of Republicans offering "cuts", since even the low-information voters will notice Republicans have offered 3% increase.

Let gov´t figure how to become more lean, more efficient and more productive.



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Reply 12 - Posted by: Bpl40, 1/6/2013 6:12:40 PM     (No. 9102028)

Suggests. Hints. Considers. Maybe, perhaps it´s possible...What is this ? Man up and stand your ground.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Arizona Chief, 1/6/2013 6:15:04 PM     (No. 9102029)

I feel that we have come to the fork in the road where we have to publicly say that Obama´s agenda is to defeat this nation. This crap just can´t be coincidental.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Starlady, 1/6/2013 6:33:14 PM     (No. 9102053)

Agree with poster #5 totally. Let´s see, someone who thinks they are "king" probably Obama, or his twin ( still an evil one) vs Mark Levin? I´ll go with Mark who has exceptional character and accomplishments.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/6/2013 6:42:11 PM     (No. 9102070)

A quick side note on the insight of the low information voters on these economics. A junior college math instructor acquaintance of mine lamented that a majority of his students couldn’t compute a percentage.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: pickle1, 1/6/2013 7:44:13 PM     (No. 9102155)

How many times has he said this? Let me count thy ways.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: obviousity, 1/6/2013 7:59:28 PM     (No. 9102168)

FTA:FTO[bama]: “While I will negotiate over many things, I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they’ve already racked up through the laws that they passed.”

Breathtaking. This Congress did not "rack up" the bills. I have heard that a prior Congress cannot bind a future Congress, and if so, the prior Congress cannot block the current Congress from correcting the priors´ egregious errors. There is no debate. As it was intended, the current House should pass a multitude of single issue Bills and pass them on to the Senate. And by single issue, I mean excruciatingly narrow single issue. The Senate may not act. The Senate may act. The House should flat reject and H.R. that the Senate returns with "Strike all after the enacting clause and insert the following." The House should vote down any larded-up bills returned by the Senate.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dr fate, 1/6/2013 8:25:03 PM     (No. 9102193)

#4 is apparently obsessed with Mark Levin to perhaps an unhealthy degree. When someone here is tougher on a conservative constitutional scholar than on the Kenyan, it makes one a bit suspicious.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 1/6/2013 8:42:16 PM     (No. 9102213)

This would require that Mitch have a spine transplant. These have not been successful in Republican elites.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/6/2013 11:05:45 PM     (No. 9102344)

#15, I´m sure you´re right about today´s low-information voters. A few years back, I purchased an item at 25% off in a department store. The clerk couldn´t compute the discount, and the discount chart which the store issues to clerks was missing. So, she gave me 30% off, because she computed 10% and multiplied it by three.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: chumley, 1/6/2013 11:09:39 PM     (No. 9102349)

Levin has forgotten more about freedom and the constitution than most trolls will ever know. To attack Levin is like a little yipper dog barking at an elephant. The threat is so nonexistent the elephant will likely not even acknowledge it.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: FormerDem, 1/7/2013 12:23:31 AM     (No. 9102408)

Yes, I think we have to do it. Good for McConnell. There is no damage going to be done to our credit rating by this, that isn´t coming down the pike anyway if we give in to BHO.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: saguni, 1/7/2013 11:36:02 AM     (No. 9103163)

FTA: Congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they’ve already racked up through the laws that they passed.

They should pay what they passed??

Seems to me, Duh Wun is asking the Congress to eliminate all funding for each and every Czar, all their employees and their office spaces.

Then defund any expenses caused by Executive Orders...$0 to pay for his Dream Act or any other thing he decided to go around specific laws passed by Congress.

Then eliminate all funding for Duh Wun´s "recess" appointments made when Congress was not in recess--and all regulations those illegal appointees made.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: saguni, 1/7/2013 11:39:50 AM     (No. 9103178)

Sorry for the second post....and NO funding for all the raises 0bama gave by Executive Order!

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