McConnell: CBO Score Is Much Ado About Nothing

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Even as Senate Finance Committee Democrats are patting themselves on the back over a damn fine cost estimate for their enormous health reform proposal, Republican leaders are quick to remind us that it’s a far different bill than the rest of the chamber will be voting on. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) just issued a statement to that effect: “This partisan Finance Committee proposal will never see the Senate floor,” he said, “since the real bill will be written by Democrat leaders in a closed-to-the-public conference room somewhere in the Capitol.”

The real bill will be another 1,000-page, trillion-dollar experiment that slashes a half-trillion dollars from seniors’ Medicare, raises taxes on American families by $400 billion, increases health care premiums, and vastly expands the role of the federal government in the personal health care decisions of every American.

Safe to say that McConnell will be offering his floor opinions in the form of a filibuster.

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Comment posted October 8, 2009 @ 11:59 am

The group still has not announced a final deal, but this type of cost analysis is sure to move the debate forward.


packeryman
Comment posted October 8, 2009 @ 7:55 pm

McConnell is another Republican bought off by the insurance industry. The guy is playing the role of an obstructionist. Any approach to health care McConnell would suggest would mean more money for the insurance industry and middle class American people getting screwed. When are we going to vote out the do nothing A–H—s out of office.


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Comment posted October 15, 2009 @ 2:15 am

McF**knuts (McConnell) has never done anything for the middle class in all the years he has been a “senator”. Trust me packeryman I do everything I can to vote against McF**knuts every time he runs for re-election, but the ignorant people of Kentucky it seems only vote by name recognition. In other words, if there is someone running against McF**knuts and the people are not familiar with that person-they just keep voting this joker right back again. It's sad but true. I pray every six years the people of Kentucky will wake up and realize McF**knuts has not done anything for Kentucky in the 30 years he's been in Washington and now he has a leadership position effecting other Americans lives with his DO NOTHING BUT OBSTRUCT approach.


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