Mitch McConnell Insists On Giving Democrats the Win & Obama the Purse Strings With His Debt Contingency Plan
Although the Republicans in the House continue to stand strong against the destructive job-killing Obama regime, Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is still working to ensure that Democrats come out big winners and that Obama will control the purse strings with his contingency debt plan.
This really can’t be happening, right?
The Hill reported:
A fall-back plan to avert a national default is under negotiation by Senate leaders and is on track to be unveiled by Wednesday or Thursday of next week, according to a Senate Democratic aide.
Senate leaders estimate they will have to have the contingency plan ready to go by Thursday to have enough time to get it passed through both chambers by Aug. 2.
A Democratic aide said it would likely take nearly two weeks to pass it because of expected filibusters.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a member of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, pledged on Friday to use “every tool” available to block the “plan B” proposal that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) introduced on Tuesday.
McConnell is negotiating with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to modify the plan to make it more likely to pass the Senate.
The proposal McConnell introduced would authorize President Obama to raise the debt limit by $2.5 trillion in three requests.
Under the plan, Obama would have to make three requests to Congress which lawmakers could block only through a resolution of disapproval. It gives Obama nearly unilateral authority to raise the debt limit because it would require only 34 votes in the Senate or 146 votes in the House to sustain a veto of a disapproval resolution.
Reid is talking with McConnell about adding $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion in spending cuts to the authorizing legislation.
“It would include mostly low-hanging fruit,” said a Democratic aide, in reference to potential spending cuts which have already been discussed by Vice President Joe Biden and congressional leaders.
The leaders are also talking about adding a provision that would set up a special bipartisan committee in Congress that would recommend additional savings that could be brought straight to the floor for an up or down vote. The committee would be modeled on the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC).
Does anyone see how this plan helps Republicans?… Or the House Republicans?… Or the country? Someone needs to explain how giving Obama unprecedented control of government spending is a good thing?