Category Archives: Mitch McConnell

Now That The Democrats Propose It, McConnell Comes Out Against His Own Idea

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has fully embraced the “I liked it when it was my idea, but I don’t like it when it is yours” club. Back in the 2011 debt standoff, McConnell proposed a “plan B” that would … Continue reading

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McConnell, McCain: No More Government Shutdowns

It is reassuring that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. John McCain understand the folly of shutting down the government. McCain talking to CNN: “We’re not going to go through the shutdown again. People have been too traumatized by … Continue reading

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Mitch McConnell’s $2 Billion “Kentucky Kickback” in Debt Deal

Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell came out of the debt and funding mess as two of the few adults in Washington. While John Boehner is a clear loser and Barack Obama’s position ambiguous (he held firm in his position … Continue reading

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Republicans Feasting on Themselves During Congressional Recess

Tea Party activists are not backing down on their attempts to defund Obamacare. More seasoned, and rational, Republicans know this is a dead end for their party. Even if the House voted to defund Obamacare with the consequence that the … Continue reading

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Kentucky Senate Race Already Heating Up

2013 is not even half gone and Mitch McConnell’s 2014 Kentucky Senate seat is already hotly contested, even though not all the candidates are in the race yet. McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, is widely viewed as in trouble. The … Continue reading

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Mitch McConnell Filibusters His Own Bill

As Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin said, this may be the first time that a senator has filibustered his own bill. TPM explained the political gymnastics performed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wanted to … Continue reading

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Mitch McConnell: The Poor Need to Pay More Taxes

So what if the poorest 40-50% of Americans don’t pay federal income tax. They pay payroll taxes, excise taxes like gas taxes, plus state taxes like sales and property taxes. Everyone who spends or earns a dollar has skin in … Continue reading

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McConnell: Warren Buffet should “Send in a Check”

The response to Warren Buffet’s argument that the rich should pay more is that he should send a check. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is only the latest to present this argument. First, no one knows how much Warren Buffet … Continue reading

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If the Economy is Held Hostage, does that Make a Terrorist?

Joe Biden caught a lot of heat for saying this about Tea Party Republicans couple of days ago during a Democratic caucus meeting: “They have acted like terrorists.” Afterwards, a Biden spokesperson said that the use of the word “terrorist” … Continue reading

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No Shortage of Fools in Washington

After weeks of negotiations, the President and Congressional leaders came up with a plan to cut a trillion dollars and kick the rest of the responsibility to a bipartisan Congressional group to report back with more cuts in a few … Continue reading

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