McConnell: We will NOT roll over and agree with Democrats on tax hikes

Mitch McConnell told Breitbart News that his sizable minority in the Senate is not going to roll over and give in to tax hikes, even with the fiscal cliff looming:

One issue I’ve never been conflicted about is taxes. I wasn’t sent to Washington to raise anybody’s taxes to pay for more wasteful spending and this election doesn’t change my principles. This election was a disappointment, without doubt, but let’s be clear about something: the House is still run by Republicans, and Republicans still maintain a robust minority in the Senate. I know some people out there think Tuesday’s results mean Republicans in Washington are now going to roll over and agree to Democrat demands that we hike tax rates before the end of the year. I’m here to tell them there is no truth to that notion whatsoever.

Breitbart also adds that Speaker Boehner has not agreed to tax hikes either despite the media taking him out of context:

The media has already taken House Speaker John Boehner out of context to claim that he is willing to cave on raising tax rates. In point of fact, Boehner has spoken about closing tax loopholes while lowering tax rates as part of a balanced approach to spending to avoid the much-dreaded fiscal cliff. Both House and Senate Republicans are united in their opposition to tax hikes.

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  • Malkiel_kol_hakavod_la_el

    You all have been rolling over for 2 years….. Wake the Hel! up……..

    • iaintlyin

      Thats the problem, he and Boner have rolled over so much, they’re not sure which way they’re facing never mind which way they’re constituents want them to face.

      A reminder to them: standup FIRST. then TURN right and listen to the people that voted for ya.

      • Malkiel_kol_hakavod_la_el


  • Nukeman60

    McConnell: “We will not roll over and agree with Democrats on tax hikes…”

    unless they ask us to…

  • Orangeone

    He said “…are now going to roll over and agree to Democrat demands that we hike tax rates before the end of the year.” That means he is okay raising taxes January 1 when the Bush tax cuts expire. O’Connell, retire and let Ted Cruz be Minority Leader.

    • We survived before the Bush Tax Cuts. The Bush Tax Cuts were only passed as a temporary tax cut in the first place.

      • detectivedick

        ALL taxpayers got a lower “cut”.

      • aposematic

        Making it temporary was forced by the D’s.

  • MADE. MY. DAY.

  • p m

    McConnell is up for re-election in 2014. He won by only a 6% margin. Hope the TEA party primaries him. Notice he doesn’t talk about just how he’ll stall tax increases, or about zerocare – is that cos he thinks the latter is now the law of the land, like his good buddy Boehner?

    McConnell seems to think zero will suddenly become conciliatory, instead of digging his heels in and becoming still more intransigent. Zero will use his fraudulent re-election as a tax increase mandate, nothing less. More than half the people in the country don’t know what’s about to hit them. Happy New Year, not.

    • McConnell has been doing a good job stopping Obama’s radical agenda. If you recall, he’s been hammered in the press as an “obstructionist” during the first two years of Obama’s reign of terror. What he was simply doing was preventing too many bad bills to get through (crap n trade, card check, etc).

    • Nukeman60

      More than half the people in the country don’t know what’s about to hit them. Happy New Year, not.‘ – p m

      My idea was to have palm tattoos that said, “I told you so”. We could just put up our hand when they started whining and tell them, “Talk to the hand (’cause the face ain’t listening)”. It would amuse me to no end.

    • McConnell hired Jesse Benton (Ron Paul’s grandson-in-law and former campaign manager) to run his 2014 reelection bid. Benton also ran Rand Paul’s successful 2010 campaign for Senate, defeating McConnell’s preferred GOP establishment candidate. This was a wise move by McConnell, who is now very unlikely to be challenged in his primary.

  • detectivedick

    Look you closet Butt kissers you gave Obama a TWO year extension of the debt ceiling, the House counted on the States to file Law Suits about Obamacare when you should have written 100’s of separate Bill’s killing sections of the Law and passing it on to the Senate to Veto. Obama played you during the 2010 Lame Duck and pushed the Tax Rate into the 2012 election.
    I HAVE NO CONFIDENCE!!!!!! I want to the cliff, yes end the game in January 2013…TAX INCREASES FOR ALL.
    TAX INCREASES FOR ALL, when do we want it NOW. Spread the pain not the wealth!!!!

    • The House did pass multiple bills repealing Obamacare. It’s Harry Reid’s fault they didn’t pass Senate.

      EDIT: Agree. We need to raise taxes on all. The anti-fairness Democrats just want to raise taxes on the rich even though the rich already pay more than their fair share. We need EVERYONE to be a part of the solution. The Democrats don’t want everyone to take a hand. They want most people to not be a part of this great country.

      Also, the fiscal cliff is actually good, because it cuts spending and cuts the deficit.

  • sDee

    What am I missing? Reid has a filibuster proof Senate. All Hussein has to do is….ummm nothing, to see the tax cuts expire. No one will oppose debt ceiling increases.

    We citizens do not force them to pass a budget.

    So all they need to do is let Ben print, Timmy borrow and Obama spend. Then get on the Kabuki stage and kick up a little gratuitous bickering and name calling. Just like the last two years.

    • actionsspeaklouder

      Yep. We get nothing but lip service from the Republican leadership. Ain’t falling for it this time. The Tea Party got them their House majority in 2010 and they have thrown “grassroots” patriots under the bus ever since (West, et al.). They sure didn’t mind it when the Tea Party got them their majority – but look how the Tea Party has been treated by the Republican “leaders” since then. They really DO think we are that stupid. That we will just forget how they treated us. Think again RINOs – WE WILL NOT FORGET. sdee – I wasn’t going to stay “involved” – I’m too old and my health suffers from my involvement. It all seems so futile. This election was rigged – I truly believe that. We know how corrupt the Chicago machine is – I believe that after the 2010 “shellacking” and the Wisconsin recall victory – that Axelrod, Jarrett, Ploufe and Messina vowed to make sure that would NEVER happen in 2012. Whatever they had to do to “make sure” – they did it (with the help of the lying left wing media and Soros and the unions). WE THE PEOPLE are rendered powerless by their corruptness. The “gratuitous bickering” is just what it is – all show. I HATE being manipulated. Where is the OUTRAGE? Conservatives CANNOT sit around and cry in their beer. That’s just what the Obammunists want us to do. Yes, I’m devasted, yes, I’m exhausted, yes, I’m depressed, yes I’m disgusted, yes, I feel hopeless – yes, I can’t “DONATE” another dime right now. But, I do know that if we DON’T re-organize and keep the pressure on – we will not be worth our weight in salt to rid ourselves of this despicalbe regime. We are being “played” and we MUST let them know that WE WILL NOT PLAY.

      • sDee

        I feel much the same. I will fight on – but yes, there is no hope for the GOP unless they embrace conservatives – now they remain just one side of the same coin. We cannot charge the same windmills.

        As you say this runs very very deep and dangerous. Already the media pundits and many of the “conservative” internet sites are already back to the donkey vs elephant game, sensationalizing a rigged game. That is the hard to watch.

        The republicans have to take on the media and have to start to inflict damage on Obama on any and all fronts possible. We can recover our economy – we cannot reverse the destructive marxist demographic colonization and islamization.

        I am resting, thinking regrouping.

        • “I am resting, thinking regrouping”.

          Dude you sound like a terrorist cowering in an afghan cave. Why don’t you stand up like a man, be an adult and talk about something constructive. There is no “marxist colonization” and “Islamization”. This crap is all in your heads. While you guys wrestle all the phantom demons and conspiracy theories in your minds, the world goes on. You know how you walk by the mumbling crazy guy at the bus stop, take a look at him, shake your head and then move along with your day? Well that’s what the majority of the country is doing to you today.

          Stand up and join the sane and mature at the negotiation table, or get left behind in a padded room muttering conspiracy theories and “plotting”.

  • The Republicans should make a deal to raise taxes by some small percent in exchange for cutting spending as part of a debt deal. Currently the debt is too damn high, as that guy from New York would say. It’s $16 trillion, and it’s projected to rise to $20 trillion by the end of Obama’s term. Instead of capitulating and going the way of Greece, we need to fight this debt head on. We can say to the Democrats, look, we can raise taxes a little, but only if we solve the problem that is our debt by cutting spending. If we don’t cut spending, then we’re going to go broke. We only have one choice, and that is cut spending by making a deal with the Democrats. With no deal, there’s no way to save this country.

    • sDee

      How about the House just refuse to raise the debt ceiling and refuse to raise taxes. Lack of a budget has not stopped the regime for the last 3 years.

      Any deal with the lying marxist President or communist Senate will, without a doubt, only accelerate our destruction. Hunker down, dig in, and let Hussein self-destruct.

      • actionsspeaklouder

        Works for me.

      • aposematic

        One of the best plans I heard!

    • detectivedick

      I will help with the stop spending, I will not spend any money except for the bear necessities. Have discipline, I want the Cliff option.

    • aposematic

      You are delusional. Obuma won, Reid stays; they will raise taxes and increase spending…period. Reid is already calling for a $2.4T Debt ceiling increase and he will get it!

  • opinionatedhermit

    I always love verbal slight of hand from con artists.

    If, as McConnell and Boehner say, they are so against raising taxes, are they going to repeal Obama care or not?

    Are they going to cut back on regulation or aren’t they?

    Because, I personally have no stomach for anymore political ploys and word games with these Rhinos.

    • actionsspeaklouder

      I AGREE. Damn, I was going to stop reading and posting for my health. BUT (there’s always a “but”, right?) – I so agree with you about the “trust” issue and the fact that they haven’t done one damn thing about Fast & Furious and Benghazi OR defunded Obamacare (like they PROMISED in 2010 to get control of the House). It’s all a con and lip service. McConnell is up for reelection and if he thinks that his “lip service” will get him by – I hope Kentucky patriots will see right through him. He’s been there too long and he and Reid are buddies. GET MCCONNELL OUT. Kentucky patriots – don’t believe a word this RINO says – Reid has gotten to him. REMEMBER what they did to the conservatives/grassroots (Tea Party) at the convention? Let McConnell know that he is PART OF THE PROBLEM and vote him OUT. McConnell thinks his con will work. DON’T LET HIM FOOL YOU. He and Boehner HAVE TO GO. These old RINO entrenched, career politicians want status quo – they don’t want to lose their comfy “jobs” – GET RID OF THEM. Things will NEVER change if we don’t vote OUT all incumbents. Nothing wil change with the same dead wood controlling our lives.

    • Excellently said myHermitfriend!!

  • sjmom

    We’ll see what happens but at this point I don’t trust the GOP so though this was good to hear I’m not celebrating yet.

    • marketcomp

      No taxes but I haven’t heard anything about the elimination of deductions which is essentially the core of Romany’s tax plan.

      • sjmom

        It doesn’t matter because Obama won’t sign anything but a tax hike; he had said that before. Would he go for the loopholes and certain deductions without raising taxes; who knows? This is the same stalemate we’ve had but in a way its better than just giving into the Dems. They will probably come up with another extension to prolong the fiscal cliff.

        • marketcomp

          You know there could be a sliver lining. If these taxes increase they won’t just increase for republicans they will also increase for all the democrats and wealthy who voted for Obama then they will also see that elections have consequences.

          • sjmom

            Yes, but when the GOP gets back in power will they reduce them? I agree with you and think by the time Obama is finished with his second term everyone will have rued the day they voted for him once let alone twice.

            I believe with all of my heart the Lord will not allow this nation to be destroyed because God has a plan for us, He will accomplish it and if we listen to Him we will prosper no matter what happens to anyone else. Keep the faith.

            • We are destroying ourselves and it isn’t because of the Muslims or an unbalanced budget and misspending!!!! iaintlyin posted a post on here with a link-in the link was a picture of a partial birth abortion-it almost made me throw up-THIS IS WHY GOD WILL ALLOW AMERICA to implode-UNLESS WE REPENT AND TURN FROM THIS EVIL! God forgive us have mercy! have mercy! Take a look! Skip the article if you will, look at the pic at the bottom of the page! Tragic!

              • sjmom

                If you are a Christian then God will take care of you and your family. We must trust the Lord and I heard two things since the election, both from men of God who confirmed one another who said what I am telling you. It is not we, but the world who will suffer and we must be ready to help them and in turn bring them to the knowledge of the Truth. There are many of God’s people here and as the Word tells us He will not abandon or forsake us.

  • toongoon

    Dam. Can we ever get the truth from the media?

    Edit: From anyone?

    • iaintlyin

      Believe me on this, No matter what, keep ya legs crossed and ya back to the wall

  • ssenecal5000

    I’d rather tax the top 1 percent and get rid of Obamacare

  • iaintlyin

    Closing tax loopholes and cutting tax rates. Sounds like a wash to me (at best). What did you say about spending cuts? What? I can’t here ya. I said SPENDING CUTS other than the military.

    • detectivedick

      Don’t be fooled, a cut in spending in DC, is a cut to the increase. A cut is only a cut if the whole number is lowered.

  • opinionatedhermit

    It seams very clear to me that if President Obama cannot get his way in sticking it to the so called rich, he is more than willing to watch the poor and middle class suffer for it.

    Nothing more than fodder for Obama’s soup …..

  • I don’t trust anything Boeher says. Now that Obamacare is ‘law of the land’ I’m sure he’ll decide next week that increased taxes are too. That turd needs to go!

  • DevastatingLegDrop_22

    It would be even better if they didn’t roll over and agree with Democrats on Obamacare.

  • kamiller42

    Don’t trust the GOP congressional leadership. The cuts are a joke. The tax hikes are no joke. Don’t believe me? Look at the big picture.

  • BS61

    Easy to say as the minority!

  • heypiasano

    The only bright spot in this election is that Replicans control the majority of state houses , therefore the control the ” Power of the Purse”

    A Rational Advocate
    “The most formidable weapon against errors of any kind is reason”

    By A Rational Advocate
    In the Utopian thinking of many of our citizens the ideal situation would be where our Federal Government could solve the various economic, environmental, social and other problems that exist in our society. They say allowing the levying of taxes as required to alleviate these problems could do this. As it should be apparent to all, it just hasn’t happened that way. The nature of Government has demonstrated to us over the years that in the process of this redistribution of income it tends to divert it to the benefit of it’s own personal and parochial desires.

    In our original Constitution under Article I, Section 9 there appears the statement, “NO CAPITATION OR OTHER DIRECT, TAX SHALL BE LAID, UNLESS IN PROPORTION TO THE CENSUS OR ENUMERATION HEREIN BEFORE DIRECTED TO BE TAKEN”. This, of course, was intended by the founders of our union to prevent the Federal Government from taking taxes from one State for the benefit of another State or, more importantly, from gaining the power to extort from any State or entity what it desired by using this taxation power to exert leverage on it.

    However, the Constitution does allow for Amendments and the bureaucrats in Washington found a way to subvert the judicious intentions of our founding fathers. In 1894 the Congress had passed an Income Tax law but subsequently the Supreme Court ruled it violated the Constitution and it was overturned. Not to be daunted, in 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was introduced by the Congress and, unfortunately, ratified by three fourths of the legislatures of the States.

    This Amendment states, “THE CONGRESS SHALL HAVE POWER TO LAY AND COLLECT TAXES ON INCOMES, FROM WHATEVER SOURCE DERIVED, WITHOUT APPORTIONMENT AMONG THE SEVERAL STATES, AND WITHOUT REGARD TO ANY CENSUS OR ENUMERATION”. One may suspect that the smaller states legislatures where looking for the redistribution of the income from the larger states for their own and their respective state’s benefit. It is apparent they did not realize federal government misuse of taxes collected would greatly diminish this distributed income by the time it reached them.

    Thus, with the “power of the purse” now within their grasp, the Federal Government demonstrated that which had concerned our forefathers. Now individual members of government, especially the Congress, were able to leverage the deliverance of funds to various special interest groups in return for campaign contributions and other favors.

    It should be apparent that virtually all of our economic and social problems, as they exist today, are a byproduct of the mismanagement by the Federal Government. This provided by the power that was given to them under the 16th Amendment. Foremost, the mismanagement resulted in the massive budget deficit that now exists. It has contributed to the need for both parents in a family to gain employment in order to support their family. Without adult supervision many children have become delinquents. Teen-age pregnancies and the drug problem surely have benefited from this situation.

    Since it is unlikely that the 16th Amendment will ever be repealed, some consideration should be give to what can be done to counter the effects created by it. Some possibilities do exist.

    One such approach would be to eliminate the IRS and income tax through legislation and replace it with a national sales or value added tax. If properly managed, a sales tax rate could be set that would maximize collectable tax revenue. The theory being that the price set for any commodity effects the number sold so that profit is maximized by establishing an optimum price to realize maximum net return. Arguments that this would increase the cost of living for those with lower income could be countered by provisions to provide relief for those in our society whose wages fall below a level determined to require government aid. In addition, an increased growth of our economy caused by the investment dollars left in the private sector would provide an increasing amount of jobs for all.

    Another approach is supported by Milton Friedman, nobel laureate in economics, and described in detail by Alvin Rabushka and Robert Hall, of Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, in their book The Flat Tax. Although this approach still leaves remnants of the income tax bureaucracy and possibilities of the rebirth of legislative tinkering, it would immensely simplify the reporting of income and hopefully eliminate onerous double taxation on interest, dividends an capital gains that now exists. The use of a relatively high exemption related to family size provides tax relief for those on the lower end of the income scale or a “negative income tax” proposed by Friedman could also be considered.

    Legislative abuse which now is enhanced by the fact that those Congressmen that continue in office term after term after term rise to points of power wherein they virtually control the operation of the house of which they are a member. Limiting their power by virtue of limiting their time in office could help by providing new Congressmen the ability to effect corrective legislation. To effect this, an amendment to the Constitution would probably have to be enacted.

    Unfortunately, the greatest obstacle to reversing the effects of the 16th Amendment is the lack of factual knowledge on the subject by taxpayers. The media, who appears to be biased toward the continuation of the status quo, has not shown the ability to properly inform its audience on this subject. Our schools, especially at the high school level, are dreadfully wanting in covering this subject matter in a proper economics format. The subject matter is not stressed or taught to teachers prior to or after they receive their credentials. Thus, we have an electorate, which is somewhat lacking in the ability to truly form credible opinions.

    It is hoped that there are enough tax payers who have taken the time to investigate the history of our income tax system to pass what they have learned onto others. Those enjoying the largesse that comes with power will not give it up without a fight. It should be apparent that a thoroughly informed public is a prerequisite to effecting the necessary income tax reforms desired.

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    The republican Governors association needs to take control of the federal budget by not sending anymore revenue back to washington. They need to starve this beast that is out of control.

    • Uuumm.. excuse me, but after the 2010 Mid-term election, that put the House in GOP control, and gave the GOP a mandate to stop, reverse, and do whatever else is necessary to stop the Obama agenda, and they did nothing appease, capitulate, and collude with Obama every step of the way.. what makes you think that they will anything now, after the GOP was demoralized in this Obama re-election, and with US Senators gaining ground, not losing ground…

      No, it’s time to to take back the GOP from these big govt spending liberal progressive RINO’s.. then take back the country..

      Quote- “Conservative leaders on Wednesday lashed out at Mitt Romney, saying his attempts to paint himself as a centrist and hide his principles cost him the presidency.

      They vowed to wage a war to put the Tea Party in charge of the Republican Party by the time it nominates its next presidential candidate.

      “The battle to take over the Republican Party begins today and the failed Republican leadership should resign,” said Richard Viguerie, a top Tea Party Conservative activist.

      “Obama Re-election Cause for Revolution — The Obama Regime must be dismantled !” unquote

      • heypiasano

        I’m talking about the states holding back the revenue that they send to Washington. Congress and Senate have shown that they can’t stop anything.

  • LOL.. This from little Lord Fauntleroy of the US Senate.. whose happy and content with his little lord political landship and comforts of minority party luxury..

    The day McConnell or Boehner grow a conservative backbone, is the day they are defeated and thrown out of their cushy permanent political class elitist GOP establishment RINO seat.

    • actionsspeaklouder

      McConnell OUT in 2014. Boehner OUT in 2016. THEY ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM.

  • actionsspeaklouder

    The only reason Mitch McConnell is telling Breitbart News ANYTHING is because he wants to be reelected in 2014. DO NOT REELECT MITCH MCCONNELL. Wake up Kentucky. Look at his face – butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth – he is conning you. MITCH MCCONNELL IS PART OF THE PROBLEM. Not the solution. Nowhere NEAR the solution. Boehner must go as well. Unfortunately, Boehner isn’t up for reelection until 2016. BUT, McConnell is up in 2014. He knows he is in trouble with Tea Party conservatives – he wants to start his campaigning early to con you. DO NOT TRUST HIM. We barely heard a PEEP out of him during the Romney campaign. Where the hell was he? Where the hell was BOEHNER stumping like crazy in Ohio for Romney who needed his support???? We barely saw either one of these RINOs. Boehner, McConnell, Christie – RINOS. I don’t care what Christie is bloviationg about how “truthful” he is – HE IS a RINO. His despicable display with Obama was devastating to the Republican conservatives and to Romney. Christie is just another Boehner/McConnell. McConnell has hired Tea Party campaign people to help his reelection. Any “Tea Party” person that would help McConnell IS NOT a true Tea Party Patriot.

    Ok, taking my meds – going to bed. Grrrrrrrrrr !

  • Danny Kelly

    Now that he doesn’t have to run for anything ever again, I guarantee that Obama is going to refuse to sign any tax bill that doesn’t repeal the top end Bush tax cuts and lay blame on the House Republicans when everyone’s rates go up. And people will not be happy with them.

  • xjesterx

    I’m as tired of this guy as I am of Obama. He’s the typical, inside the beltway, loves the power he has politician. He is EXACTLY like the Republicans that didn’t mind being in the minority for 40 years because they were thrown crumbs by the Dems.

    The man “led” the Republicans in 2010 (a massive tea party year) and in 2012 (when 33 seats were up!!) and couldn’t get 6 seats in all that time to take control?! Come on other Senators…he has to go! You don’t remain in leadership when you LOSE.

    The problem is its just a game to them. Sometimes our guy wins, sometimes yours. That is okay until “their guy” wants to transform the country. They just don’t look on Obama that way.

  • chatterbox365

    Mitch the B*tch should be the Tea Party’s first target to get him out of office.

    Don’t be surprised to see the pseudo republicans up for reelection in 2014 start acting like they have a backbone.

  • wodiej

    I am not sure of anything anymore. I will just continue to pray for our country. I honestly don’t know what else to do right now.

    • iaintlyin

      After reading your posts for a few months I’m confident you’ll like this chick, at least she’s got a plan. ps, actually my money is on the fact you know about her already.

  • This is where Republicans lose all credibility with thinking people. McConnell claims he did not go to Washington to raise anybody’s taxes. But by spending more than is taken in through direct taxation, that is exactly what he is and has been doing. Inflation is a tax. Period. All the dollar debasement he made necessary by supporting bank bailouts, never ending interventionist wars, and unfunded entitlements like Part D represents a major hidden tax on all Americans. I’m sorry, but given his record, his statement is blatantly disingenuous.

  • tshtsh

    Needs to talk to Boehner. The only reason Boehner did not mention changes necessary to Obamacare is the democrats have not informed him of the changes they want.

  • Rocco11

    Obama forcefed cash into the banks at gunpoint, and made them buy stocks to keep the stock market propped up until election day. Now, he’s in like Flynn, so it’s time to put the screws to some folk, get them to come along to daddy’s way of thinking…

  • colliemum

    This is his first salvo of his re-election campaign, that’s all.
    He’ll roll over, that’s how they operate.
    It’s BAU in Congress, and the POS will do what he likes because he’ll just sing Executive Order after Executive Order.
    Forget about Fast & Furious, forget about Benghazi – nothing will happen because the MSM are not doing their duty.
    Forget about Solyndra, there will be more, as the POS said on one of his stump speeches.

    I’m beginning to think that only the states can hold out against Obama, and can try to entangle Holder in law suit after law suit.

    As for the GOP – forget it, unless TEA Party activists get cracking, from local levels up, and dismantle, state by state, the corrupt GOPe.

  • Samwise Gamgee the 3rd

    I’m sure the Dems aren’t going to care much what Mitch wants for the next 2 years. Not after losing this badly during a cycle with more D than R seats up for grabs.

    I like Mitch McConnell. I was a fan. But … he lost influence, even if it wasn’t his fault.

  • Samwise Gamgee the 3rd

    Oh, and I appreciate what McConell had to say here.

  • Did you notice that all the discussion since the election has been about taxes and not one word has been said about cutting SPENDING? As we have seen over the years, if we raise taxes all Congress will do is spend more money. There is never any incentive to actually SAVE money. And if you’re dealing with a country that doesn’t want to cut spending on something as stupid as Big Bird, which represents a corporation worth roughly a quarter of a billion dollars and is partially subsidized by YOUR tax money, then not much is going to change in Washington. If people always want their “free” stuff AND their government jobs, no money will be cut from the budget. So all raising taxes will do, in the end, will raise our debt because we’ll just spend more money. Irritating, isn’t it?

    • chatterbox365

      Yes, it is. The RINOs just want to be in charge of the spending. As you said in another post, moderates are just “light democrats.”


    …no we won’t ROLL OVER we RINO’s WILL BEND OVER !”

    • Sandra123456

      …and lean forward.

  • Rshill7

    Dear McConnell:

    Yeah right. The tire tracks on your face are obviously misleading, as are the tear and tire tracks on Boehner’s.


  • SPELL9

    Paul Ryan for Speaker of the House!!

  • Sober_Thinking

    Magically, they’ve grown a spine now? The Democrats won the election (thanks in part to the incompetent GOP) and now suddenly, their resolve is stronger now than ever before? They’ve been caving for years and are impotent. So, what’s changed? It’s all lip-service. When Obama’s media starts harranging them, they’ll fold… just like they always have.

    The Tea Party gave them a gift in 2010… and they squandered it. They don’t care about or appreciate true conservatism… and true conservatives don’t care about them. They have lost conservative/Tea Party support. And these phonies (Boehner, McConnell, Cantor, etc.) never had the stones to do the right thing and stand no matter what assails them. Paper Tigers.

  • Betsey_Ross

    Well, well, McConnell is finally going to where he can get out his message. Finally they must be realizing that going to the WaPo and the rest of LSM is not getting out the correct message. Republicans need their own propoganda machine. They have been too clueless in the past to think of it. We have told our House Rep that we don’t susbscribe to the WaPo and he had better stop talking to them. He’s getting better but not really great.

    I guess I am going to have to start a new correspondence with my new Democrat Senator.

  • pmb88

    I like hearing those words, but these sound hollow to me.

  • Philo Beddoe

    McConnell: We will NOT roll over and agree with Democrats on tax hikes

    When I read the words and see his picture my skin starts to crawl, and I feel squeamish.

    For some reason he reminds me of the con artist fight promoter in the first Rocky movie.

    • It’s pretty much how how feel about those guys. I can’t stand to look at them anymore. It’s like Bush, Sr. saying “read my lips”. I wish they’d roll the Democrats over for a change but it won’t happen.

  • aposematic

    What a dupe! The sequestration ($800B cuts from Military/Defense) was a deal cut by Obuma, Reid, and McConnell…two wolves and a sheep deciding what’s for dinner.

  • Let. It. Burn.

  • MominNV

    You guys just ROLLED on obamaScare. I believe NOTHING that comes out your lips. All of you are as bad as obamaNation.

  • Haywoodjbl

    Like Boehner, this clown needs to go out to pasture too. Bring in the new and let them have their shot at things. These Bozo’s are wimps and need to grow a pair.

  • Haywoodjbl

    Enemies …..foreign AND DOMESTIC


  • They’ll cave. They always do.

  • Bunjy

    You won’t roll over? Of course you will. You can’t help yourselves. After all, it’s Obama’s time to lead and no one in Congress wants him to fail, right?

  • Constance

    Well, Mr. McConnell, it appears that before Obama has even opened his mouth, your cohort Boehner has already laid all his cards on the table and promised the moon. Are you telling us that Boehner is lying? Just what is it that YOU have done in the past couple of years to make any difference in the Senate? I don’t recall any bold words or directives coming from your old mouth. Suddenly, you are Mr. Conservative? BS, sir. You and Boehner need to go, and you need to go now.

  • froggy19510

    “McConnell: We will NOT roll over and agree with Democrats on tax hikes,”

    But we may bend over.

  • CalCoolidge

    You already rolled over for tax hikes. Across-the-board rate hikes kick in next year.

  • aposematic

    Why do I get the feeling that McConnell is covering for for the rollover to come?

  • cabensg

    McConnell seems to have learned his lesson Boehner not so much.

  • aposematic

    Get ready to get run over by really big tax hikes for sure now.

  • mikeinidaho

    Demunist or Republican, it’s very hard to see a difference.
    They both want to continue to share power and control the lives of all of us serfs so that WE can serve THEM.

  • Alky

    Coming from a guy that can’t do anything about it!