July 21, 2011 - 9:08pm
The debt ceiling issue has bared the fact that the Republican Party is now so fractured that it cannot constructively participate in governance. It is time for Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to provide the leadership they are paid to provide.
Political analysts are beginning to speak openly of the possibility that the long awaited showdown within the Republican Party may be nigh. The energy of the Tea Party has been both exhilarating and alarming for serious Republican leaders like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner. But as the deadline...
July 20, 2011 - 7:35pm
When President Obama stated that he couldn't guarantee that Social Security checks would go out if Republicans force the government into default, those Republicans said they would and accused him of scaring seniors. Neither side has explained why payments would or would not go out. Here's the scoop.
When President Obama stated that he couldn't guarantee that Social Security checks would go out if Republicans force the government into default, those Republicans said they would and accused him of scaring seniors. Neither side has explained why payments would or would not go out. Here's...
July 20, 2011 - 7:37pm
No, the government has not raided the Social Security Trust Funds.Yes, it is possible Social Security checks won't go out if Republicans put the USA in default.
Before anyone panics, let me again assure everyone that the debt ceiling is going to be raised, despite the rhetoric, and Social Security checks are going to go out. The catastrophe that awaits the nation if the debt ceiling is not raised is so enormous that the threat to throw the nation into...
July 13, 2011 - 5:54pm
Obama will then fall right into McConnell's little trap, and the dismal economy will become the definitive albatross hanging around the necks of the Democrats during the 2012 elections.
Kentucky’s senior senator, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell held a news conference at the Capitol yesterday, in which he described his new proposal to allow the debt ceiling to be raised in three separate stages through the end of next year, for a total of $2.5 trillion. The plan would place...
July 13, 2011 - 11:35am
In laying out his "last resort" plan for dealing with the debt ceiling, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell [R-KY] finally made the call. "Houston, we have a problem."
In laying out his "last resort" plan for dealing with the debt ceiling, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell [R-KY] finally made the call. "Houston, we have a problem."McConnell's plan acknowledges that the Republican ultimatum of not raising the debt ceiling is simply not...
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