Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ron Paul Rips McConnell Debt Limit Proposal

Senator Mitch McConnell has proposed debt limit plan that would allow the president to raise the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion in three increments during the current election season. Congress could veto the president's actions with a resolution of disapproval. The president could then veto the disapproval, meaning Congress would have to override the veto with a two-thirds vote. Therefore, it would only take one-third of Congress to support raising the debt ceiling.

It's a proposal designed to allow Republicans to say they voted against raising the debt ceiling while at the same time allowing the ceiling to be raised. Welcome to inside D.C. politics where cynical posturing always supersedes reality.

Ron Paul, as always, speaks truth to to Congress. Dr. Paul says that if McConnell's plan passes:
McConnell will have betrayed you, me & every other freedom-loving patriot in America.
The blowback from McConnell's proposed cynical maneuver is strong, so it appears unlikely to pass, but in general we need more of these uproars against conniving Senators and House members.

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