Friday, May 27, 2011

We Don't Negotiate With Terrorists?*

Sen Mitch McConnell (KY-R) made it clear to TPM that the GOP is willing to explode the economy if Medicaid isn't cut.
"To get my vote, for me, it's going to take short term [cuts, via spending caps]... Both medium and long-term, entitlements.," McConnell said. "Medicare will be part of the solution."

To clarify, I asked "[I]f [the Biden group] comes up with big cuts, trillions of dollars worth of cuts, but without substantially addressing Medicare, it won't get your vote?"

"Correct," McConnell said.

You have to admire their dedication to ideology, which naturally leaves one wondering about Democrats...

*h/t to Balloon Juice


Shirley Butcher said...

Glad to see you back on blog. The Rep. choices for candidates are pitiful! Dems keep hammering on Medicare!!! I would be a dead duck without Medicare at 84. S Butcher

Chuck Butcher said...

Hi Mom,
Yep, that's my Mom. She's nicer than I am, but start up with her and you'll find out how smart and informed she is.

Chuck Butcher said...

If I have to count on my Mother to comment here I ought to quit.