Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul have been eerily silent on the Sherman Minton bridge problem. John Yarmuth, on the other hand, is doing the work of government like only a person who believes in government can.
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"My main criteria for selecting members was to identify serious, constructive senators who are interested in achieving a result that helps to get our nation's fiscal house in order. That means reforming entitlement programs that are the biggest drivers of our debt, and reforming the tax code in a way that makes us more competitive and leads to more American jobs. The goal is to achieve a result that convinces Americans and the world that we're committed as a nation to prosperity for all our citizens."
Citizens will take to the streets Wednesday in Louisville, Lexington, and Jeffersonville, Indiana to tell Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, and Representatives John Yarmuth, Ben Chandler, Todd Young that what America needs now is jobs, not cuts.
Mitch McConnell lied yesterday. Rand Paul lied today. It has gotten to the point of being their modus operandi. Christina Romer may have been right the other day on Bill Mahr's show.
Play by play from Fancy Farm 2011.
"Never again will any president from either party be allowed to raise the debt ceiling without being held accountable for it by the American people"
"Rather than come up with a bill that can pass, they've been busy ginning up opposition to everything else. Now it's time for them to act. I eagerly await the Majority Leader's plan for preventing this crisis."
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.
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.
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.