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Are_grits_groceries Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-29-08 02:36 PM
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GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell obstructs Obama's stimulus package
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The GOP Senators, led by Mitch McConnell, have enabled the Bush administration's domestic and international disasters for the past eight years. McConnell is trying to further destroy the already fragile U.S. economy by continuing the same obstructionist games:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) voiced skepticism today about the emerging economic stimulus plan, applying a brake to Democratic plans to quickly pass up to $850 billion in spending and tax cuts soon after President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 inauguration.

"As of right now, Americans are left with more questions than answers about this unprecedented government spending, and I believe the taxpayers deserve to know a lot more about where it will be spent before we consider passing it," McConnell said in a statement, which will be publicly issued later today.

Obama's advisers and congressional Democrats have been huddling in the Capitol trying to craft a massive stimulus plan that could cost anywhere from $675 billion to $850 billion, while some economists are pushing for a total package worth more than $1 trillion.

McConnell -- the most powerful Republican in Washington, based on the filibuster-proof level of 41 GOP Senate seats -- called for many congressional hearings on the stimulus plan and some undetermined safeguards to assure the money is being spent wisely."

The Senate Republicans have been the most destructive political force in the country. They're not changing the way they do business. And, for some reason, despite the loss of 25% of the GOP Senate caucus over the past two years, McConnell thinks the same strategy will work now. /

Those SOBs.They don't give a damn what happens to the country. Obama better find a way to run over or around them. He better not trust them.

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  -GOP Senate Leader Mitch McConnell obstructs Obama's stimulus package Are_grits_groceries  Dec-29-08 02:36 PM   #0 
  - FORCE THEM TO actually filly that buster, instead  antifaschits   Dec-29-08 02:40 PM   #1 
  - What happened to those sacrosanct "upperdown votes"?  gratuitous   Dec-29-08 02:41 PM   #2 
  - This is Obama's answer from the Republicans  atreides1   Dec-29-08 02:43 PM   #3 
  - mitch mitch you low life son of a bitch....  spanone   Dec-29-08 02:44 PM   #4 
  - Now that all the moderate republicans are gone why not.  Skink   Dec-29-08 02:44 PM   #5 
  - Let them try it  SoFlaJet   Dec-29-08 02:44 PM   #6 
  - They don't have the political capital to obstruct  gravity   Dec-29-08 02:45 PM   #7 
  - McConnell is one serious SOB. He'd just as soon throw the baby out with the bathwater, as they say,  pinto   Dec-29-08 02:47 PM   #8 
  - Funny, Mitch didn't mind bailing out Wall Street, etc.... Little or no questions asked...n/t  monmouth   Dec-29-08 02:48 PM   #9 
  - Obama better be ready to slap the shit out of the hard core RWs.  Are_grits_groceries   Dec-29-08 02:52 PM   #10 
  - Why am I not surprised?? Especially coming from HIM.  Fire1   Dec-29-08 02:53 PM   #11 
  - I think Obama will use the pulpit and call out the bastards ...  Bonhomme Richard   Dec-29-08 03:00 PM   #12 
  - If we can keep the Dem caucus together and get Snowe and Collins  book_worm   Dec-29-08 03:03 PM   #13 
  - LET THE REPUBS "FILL-A-BLUSTER"  radfringe   Dec-29-08 03:10 PM   #14 
  - This is what I advocate too. Make them sweat, right out in public  annabanana   Dec-29-08 03:40 PM   #17 
  - Republicans did exactly the same thing to Clinton's stimulus package.  Winterblues   Dec-29-08 03:14 PM   #15 
  - McConnell's re-election was the most bitter pill to swallow, rather his and a few more of his ilk,  indepat   Dec-29-08 03:37 PM   #16 
  - Harry "Who Me" Reid will fold like the cheap cardboard suit he is.  DainBramaged   Dec-29-08 03:44 PM   #18 
  - Of course, Republicans are traitors to America  aldo   Dec-29-08 03:55 PM   #19 

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