Letters to the Editor

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Tag: Mitch McConnell

Jan.
9th

GOP: Republicans aren’t heeding constituents

I just heard Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell declare that the Senate is broken and if Republicans win this year, he will fix it. Unbelievable!

This is the Senate Republican leader who has sponsored almost as many filibusters in four-plus years as have been done in the previous history of the country. I’d offer that as evidence of Senate wreckage. Beyond that, he stated that the Democrats are offering poll-tested ideas, as if this is weak leadership.

If Senate leaders are offering what the people would like to see, they are doing the will of the people. Republicans seem to

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Jan.
27th

OBAMA: Krauthammer’s criticism rings hollow

Re: “Obama touted his small ideas when we need big ones” (Charles Krauthammer column, 1-27).

As with most columns Krauthammer pens, they’re directed at President Barack Obama with utter scorn and disdain. His latest rant is about the president’s lack of big ideas and hints that what the president is doing is shrinking.

He also makes sure that he throws out those tired old GOP-baiting terms like socialism, Maoism, Leninism and the rest of the red meat he feeds his party to keep them in a rabid frenzy.

Krauthammer knows that Congress is stifling  Obama at every turn in hopes

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Aug.
22nd

OBAMA: Republicans hypocritical on jobs

I have read many letters to the editor criticizing President Obama and his administration. House Speaker John Boehner accuses President Obama of uncontrolled spending. The truth is that Obama cannot spend one red cent without approval of both houses of Congress. Government 101.

Boehner goes on to blame the president for not creating jobs. Any jobs that Obama were to create would be funded by tax revenue, which needs approval of both houses of Congress. Government 101.

Boehner and Sen. Mitch McConnell claim the Bush tax cuts promote job growth. In 2001, when they were approved, the unemployment rate was

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Dec.
23rd

POLITICS: Petulant Party at odds with the military

Members of the Petulant Party (TNT, 12-23) seem to have forgotten what their primary mission is: serving the citizens and the country its members were elected to represent.

It is no wonder that this group is at odds with the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the rest of the top militia brass over the New START treaty. Their goals are different. Military members sign on to support and defend the citizens of the country they serve. Members of the Petulant Party, on the other hand, have, according to their leader, Mitch McConnell, a “single most important goal”

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Nov.
9th

SPENDING: Conservatives already backing down

Two weeks since the election and “conservatives” are already backing down on spending and debt.

Those terrible, terrible earmarks that the GOP and Karl Rove railed at Patty Murray are now too “complicated” to cut, according to Mitch McConnell.

Rand Paul, Mr. Stop Spending himself, is now saying he will go after Kentucky’s fair share of earmarks. You have to hand it to Rand, though; he is going to cast a showcase vote against raising the debt ceiling (knowing he will be outvoted). At the same time, he is going to vote for the tax cuts that will raise the

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Aug.
23rd

TAX POLICY: Time’s up for tax cuts

On “Meet the Press” last Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to discuss paying for extensions of the Bush tax cuts, saying that they are current tax policy.

I’d like to remind McConnell that their expiration is also current tax policy.