McConnell 'Burst Into Laughter' as Geithner Outlined Obama's Plan

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    McConnell 'Burst Into Laughter' as Geithner Outlined Obama's Plan​




    By: FRED BARNES
    November 29,2012



    Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, says he “burst into laughter” Thursday when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner outlined the administration proposal for averting the fiscal cliff. He wasn’t trying to embarrass Geithner, McConnell says, only responding candidly to his one-sided plan, explicit on tax increases, vague on spending cuts.

    Geithner’s visit to his office left McConnell discouraged about reaching a “balanced” deal on tax hikes and spending reductions designed to prevent a shock to the economy in January. “Nothing good is happening” in the negotiations, McConnell says, because of Obama’s insistence on tax rate hikes for the wealthy but unwillingness to embrace serious spending cuts

    Geithner suggested $1.6 trillion in tax increases, McConnell says, but showed “minimal or no interest” in spending cuts. When congressional leaders went to the White House three days after the election, Obama talked of possible curbs on the explosive growth of food stamps and Social Security disability payments. But since Geithner didn’t mention them, those reductions appear to be off the table now, McConnell says.


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    Yep, everything is funny to the obstructionist NaziCons. Keep laughing until the 2014 elections...
     
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    I'll bet laughter looked more like a gagging fit coming from that stiff.
     
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    Not one dime should go into revenue unless there is spending cuts that take effect immediately. Too many times, conservatives have been fooled by spending cut promises that never happen.
     
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    Please give us some "credible" examples of your claims...
     
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    Democrats and their schemes are hysterical in a sick neurotic sort of way. It's like laughing at your own funeral.
     
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    1990. Bush agreed to increase taxes, though he had promised he wouldn't, in return for spending cuts...which never came about.

    It cost him the election. You people are lying cheats.
     
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    It'll be so great to see the Democrats take over the House.
     
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    Can you give us some "credible" proof of your claim?
     
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    Ummm, results, maybe???
     

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