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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:16 PM

Senator McConnell Seeks Flexibility in Looming Spending Cuts.

Source: nyt/reuters

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he favored replacing deep, across-the-board spending cuts set to begin on Friday with a more flexible approach that would be carried out by President Barack Obama's administration.

"I would be happy to give the president more flexibility and rely on the agency heads" to decide which specific programs should be cut to achieve $85 billion in reductions between March 1 and September 30, McConnell told reporters.

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid swiftly batted down the idea, saying that tax increases must be part of any replacement for the so-called sequestration.


Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2013/02/26/us/politics/26reuters-usa-fiscal-mcconnell.html?hp&_r=0

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Reply Senator McConnell Seeks Flexibility in Looming Spending Cuts. (Original post)
elleng Feb 2013 OP
liberal N proud Feb 2013 #1
DFW Feb 2013 #2
Zoonart Feb 2013 #3
LoisB Feb 2013 #4
SoapBox Feb 2013 #5
Berlum Feb 2013 #6
Third Doctor Feb 2013 #7
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #8
Plucketeer Feb 2013 #9
Iliyah Feb 2013 #10
daybranch Feb 2013 #11

Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:17 PM

1. The only flexibility the GOP wants it to stop the defense cuts.

They want it all on the shoulders of programs that actually help people in need.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:29 PM

2. I see flexibility, too

Make them in Red states! (and I am from one of them)

Let their (our) senators and governors see what they have wrought, and let their (our) citizens vote on whether or not to continue to vote for them.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:41 PM

3. Of course he does...

By all means, let the President identify what to cut so that POTUS bears the blame. NICE TRY TURTLE !

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:42 PM

4. They just want the President to cut programs so they can then run around the

country blaming him for the cuts.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 03:51 PM

5. Flexible?

If he can kiss his own ASS...maybe I'll pay attention to him.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:05 PM

6. Whimp out by the Repubbies. As usual.

Freaking Republican Whimps-Against-America....

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:06 PM

7. He must have gotten some phone calls from some of his donors.

This will not look good to the nuts back home.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:10 PM

8. It's a trap!

It really might be a trap, LOL.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:15 PM

9. Congressional obstructionists

should be THE FIRST thing whacked in the cuts.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 04:26 PM

10. What the fuck are the American people paying these assholes for?

GOPpers refuse to represent Americans except if you are the 1-2%ers. Eff everything and everyone else. Vote the bums out!

Whoever runs against him I will support from California!

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 02:41 AM

11. Johnny one note

Stop the Gerrymandering in order to Neuter the beast and Cut the political Bull! It will not be easy but we must do it for democracy. for others, and for ourselves. We are fighting again in Ohio. Ask your local League of Women Voters what they are doing and why.

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