Comments on: Mitch McConnell’s ‘Last Choice Option’ on Debt Ceiling http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 23:24:29 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: CJ374408 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703773 CJ374408 Tue, 26 Jul 2011 01:38:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703773 Mitch and his gang had NO trouble voting for raising the debt ceiling 8 times.....I repeat....8 times.....8 times ....8 times....8 times when under george bush jr's reign when he was busy BANKRUPTING the country. Bush jr was in 8 years and raised the debt ceiling 8 TIMES. Mitch McConnell, you BIG hypocrite! In the NEXT election, I am working to get you DEFEATED. Its time to DITCH MITCH. Mitch and his gang had NO trouble voting for raising the debt ceiling 8 times…..I repeat….8 times…..8 times ….8 times….8 times when under george bush jr’s reign when he was busy BANKRUPTING the country. Bush jr was in 8 years and raised the debt ceiling 8 TIMES. Mitch McConnell, you BIG hypocrite! In the NEXT election, I am working to get you DEFEATED. Its time to DITCH MITCH.

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By: Maria Enger http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703770 Maria Enger Thu, 21 Jul 2011 20:22:29 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703770 Re. The Federal Budget and Debt Ceiling Our government was based on compromise between the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House. I see a worrisome stubbornness among the Republican representatives. As I follow the process I see more and more strength and leadership from Mr. Obama. He is working with the American process. The Republicans seem to be stuck. It seems that the new inexperienced representatives are making it hard for the Republican leadership to get things done. Even Mr. Reagan realized that he had to raise taxes. I am a registered Independent who used to vote Republican. Re. The Federal Budget and Debt Ceiling
Our government was based on compromise between the House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House. I see a worrisome stubbornness among the Republican representatives. As I follow the process I see more and more strength and leadership from Mr. Obama. He is working with the American process. The Republicans seem to be stuck. It seems that the new inexperienced representatives are making it hard for the Republican leadership to get things done. Even Mr. Reagan realized that he had to raise taxes.
I am a registered Independent who used to vote Republican.

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By: wayne http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703768 wayne Tue, 19 Jul 2011 20:36:13 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703768 the US Treasury is holding trillions of Iraqi Dinar, and are holding up the Revalue of it. It should revalue at 3-1 of our USDollar, and when it does, we can virtually be outta debt.....how about that plan, "that they dont wanna talk about" the US Treasury is holding trillions of Iraqi Dinar, and are holding up the Revalue of it. It should revalue at 3-1 of our USDollar, and when it does, we can virtually be outta debt…..how about that plan, “that they dont wanna talk about”

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By: jerry wallace http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703766 jerry wallace Sun, 17 Jul 2011 21:48:52 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703766 As I have always been told the Republicans are for the rich and the Democrates keep spending. Come on Congress, get it together. As I have always been told the Republicans are for the rich and the Democrates keep spending.
Come on Congress, get it together.

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By: Leslie http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703764 Leslie Thu, 14 Jul 2011 23:35:44 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703764 Ok here goes... Americans have to cut what ever they have to in order to pay utillity bills. They don't get months to workout a deal. And now I here the goverment is spending billions on making coins that aren't in cirrculation. I can't believe they can't figure out what needs to be cut to save us from bankrupcy. WAKE UP!!!! You don't need to cut social security and medicare, when there is so much you waste money on. I could go on and on, but, I think this is good for now. Ok here goes… Americans have to cut what ever they have to in order to pay utillity bills. They don’t get months to workout a deal. And now I here the goverment is spending billions on making coins that aren’t in cirrculation. I can’t believe they can’t figure out what needs to be cut to save us from bankrupcy. WAKE UP!!!! You don’t need to cut social security and medicare, when there is so much you waste money on. I could go on and on, but, I think this is good for now.

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By: Faye http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703762 Faye Thu, 14 Jul 2011 10:36:01 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703762 Why do we have to play these games? Who can believe? I, for one, am tired of having my ears tickled. Tell the plain truth not opinions. Lawyers have to complicate everything so that they always come out on top (hands in out pockets). Next time vote for straight talkers. Why do we have to play these games? Who
can believe? I, for one, am tired of having my ears tickled. Tell the plain truth not opinions. Lawyers have to complicate everything so that they always come out on top (hands in out pockets). Next time vote for straight talkers.

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By: Dave C http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703760 Dave C Thu, 14 Jul 2011 02:00:58 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703760 Our corporate community needs to get out of the mindset that anything that will maximize profit is good. Remember the character Simon LeGree in the old silent movies. He lost site of his morality/ethics and replaced it with greed. Corporations, Banks, Lenders etc need to examine their own practices and look back at the great depression for clues to what is ethical and what is not. Poor folks who can not afford corporate lawyers are no match for that kind of competition. That is why consumer protection by the government is necessary. It doesn't get more Democrat/Republican than that. Pick a side and vote, but don't forget to be realistic about where the most votes are. Generally concessions win more votes than stubborness. Our corporate community needs to get out of the mindset that anything that will maximize profit is good. Remember the character Simon LeGree in the old silent movies. He lost site of his morality/ethics and replaced it with greed. Corporations, Banks, Lenders etc need to examine their own practices and look back at the great depression for clues to what is ethical and what is not. Poor folks who can not afford corporate lawyers are no match for that kind of competition. That is why consumer protection by the government is necessary. It doesn’t get more Democrat/Republican than that. Pick a side and vote, but don’t forget to be realistic about where the most votes are. Generally concessions win more votes than stubborness.

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By: Dave C http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703758 Dave C Thu, 14 Jul 2011 01:47:14 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703758 Oh contrare SUCCAB: The ones not paying taxes are the republicans who have found/created all the loop holes in the income tax deductions especially farmers who live in the city but are paid not to farm their land. Recently one of the republican congressmen published his tax return and paid no taxes even though he had income of over a million. A recent story on ABC was about General Electric not paying any corporate taxes. To be fair, we really need all the citizens and corporations to pay their fair share, and there are negative and positive examples on both sides of the aisle. Oh contrare SUCCAB: The ones not paying taxes are the republicans who have found/created all the loop holes in the income tax deductions especially farmers who live in the city but are paid not to farm their land. Recently one of the republican congressmen published his tax return and paid no taxes even though he had income of over a million. A recent story on ABC was about General Electric not paying any corporate taxes. To be fair, we really need all the citizens and corporations to pay their fair share, and there are negative and positive examples on both sides of the aisle.

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By: Bye Obama http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703755 Bye Obama Thu, 14 Jul 2011 01:12:34 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703755 Why should Anyone believe you and Obama? 1) He is biased towards the government unions that does not make revenues for the country, how can he make our nation grow? 2) He has marginalized the importance of what family means; the family is the building block of a strong community 3) He is showing weakness to our enemies; he said he would talk to Iran unconditionally. Iran boasts of making nuclear weapons on a daily basis and Obama just looks the other way. 4) Listen to what he keeps suggesting: cut the Pentagon's budget. We are in more wars than prez Bush and he wants to weaken our military? 5) He agreed with Putin that America will destroy more nuclear bombs than theirs in their recent agreement 6) Obama said he has no problems the public paying more than $5 of gas just to have more green energy. How will families get fed with this added expense. Companies will roll over their costs to the final prices of commodities which push more people into poverty. 7) Obama wants our terrorist enemies jailed inside the U.S. These prisoners will eventually become the prayer leaders spewing hatred for America. In case you do not know, some prisons separate prisoners by religion. When they come out, payback time. I can give you a whole lot more. Why, it only took him 2 years to show his birth certificate which by then they must have made it look as perfect as possible, except they used the term African-American as race when that term was not yet being used when he was born. That is why I keep saying liberals cannot be good leaders because they cannot see past 24 hours in the future. They will use their emotions to think and be easily lead by emotionally charged rhetorics by the left. When they are eventually enlightened, which takes time and maturity, they start calling themselves republican or a conservative, exactly what happened to me. If I did not scare you with those 7 points above, how about the time he asked a private college school to cover the signs of Jesus Christ in the hall where he gave his speech. If you are a Christian you should be very concerned. If you are not, oh well. One more: remember how the media and Hollywood went after Bush when he approved intercepting calls from outside the US when we thought it could be coming from a terrorist? Guess what, Obama has approved one that listens to ordinary citizens calling themselves within the USA. You hear anyone complaining? That's the more scary part. The media has totally kept quite about what Obama has signed into law. Not yet scared? He is criticizing Paul Ryan's Medicare plan when he already took $500 BILLION from Medicare when he signed Obamacare into law. Liberal democrats, wake up already. We are American first before republican or democrats! Why should Anyone believe you and Obama?
1) He is biased towards the government unions that does not make revenues for the country, how can he make our nation grow?
2) He has marginalized the importance of what family means; the family is the building block of a strong community
3) He is showing weakness to our enemies; he said he would talk to Iran unconditionally. Iran boasts of making nuclear weapons on a daily basis and Obama just looks the other way.
4) Listen to what he keeps suggesting: cut the Pentagon’s budget. We are in more wars than prez Bush and he wants to weaken our military?
5) He agreed with Putin that America will destroy more nuclear bombs than theirs in their recent agreement
6) Obama said he has no problems the public paying more than $5 of gas just to have more green energy. How will families get fed with this added expense. Companies will roll over their costs to the final prices of commodities which push more people into poverty.
7) Obama wants our terrorist enemies jailed inside the U.S. These prisoners will eventually become the prayer leaders spewing hatred for America. In case you do not know, some prisons separate prisoners by religion. When they come out, payback time.
I can give you a whole lot more. Why, it only took him 2 years to show his birth certificate which by then they must have made it look as perfect as possible, except they used the term African-American as race when that term was not yet being used when he was born. That is why I keep saying liberals cannot be good leaders because they cannot see past 24 hours in the future. They will use their emotions to think and be easily lead by emotionally charged rhetorics by the left. When they are eventually enlightened, which takes time and maturity, they start calling themselves republican or a conservative, exactly what happened to me. If I did not scare you with those 7 points above, how about the time he asked a private college school to cover the signs of Jesus Christ in the hall where he gave his speech. If you are a Christian you should be very concerned. If you are not, oh well. One more: remember how the media and Hollywood went after Bush when he approved intercepting calls from outside the US when we thought it could be coming from a terrorist? Guess what, Obama has approved one that listens to ordinary citizens calling themselves within the USA. You hear anyone complaining? That’s the more scary part. The media has totally kept quite about what Obama has signed into law. Not yet scared? He is criticizing Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan when he already took $500 BILLION from Medicare when he signed Obamacare into law. Liberal democrats, wake up already. We are American first before republican or democrats!

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By: justuspofolks http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703753 justuspofolks Wed, 13 Jul 2011 22:04:31 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/07/mcconnells-last-choice-option/#comment-703753 Micth McConnel is simply a big, hypocritical joke. Obama, don't go for their deal as they are just trying to set you up!! Micth McConnel is simply a big, hypocritical joke. Obama, don’t go for their deal as they are just trying to set you up!!

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