Posts tagged "Mitch McConnell"

Senator Coburn's Ahistorical, Unworkable Tax Hike Plans

-By Warner Todd Huston Senator Tom Coburn (R, OK) is trying to break heavy with the Tea Partiers — and for that matter his own party — by encouraging Republicans to include massive tax hikes in the on going budget discussions in congress this year. Coburn appears to feel that a tax hike simply must... Read more »

McConnell Wants Terror Suspects Held in Kentucky to be Sent to Gitmo

-By Warner Todd Huston Why are a pair of foreign terrorists sitting in a jail in Kentucky? That’s what Senate GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to know. He wants them sent to the facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where they belong. Watch the latest video at Why is the Justice Department doing this?... Read more »

Obama Puts Unions Ahead of a Healthy Economy, Free Trade

-By Warner Todd Huston President Obama claims that he wants to “create jobs,” and is happily touting several policies that he claims will create jobs in this jobless, non-recovery. Unfortunately, all his polices really do is shore up the high cost unions that kill job growth. As GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConell says, Obama... Read more »

Senate News: McConnell Introduces Amendment To Stop EPA's Back-Door National Energy Tax

From the office of Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (KY)… Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell introduced an amendment Tuesday to the pending small business bill that would stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s back-door national energy tax from taking effect. “Imposing a backdoor national energy tax through the EPA is a strange... Read more »

Senate's Repeal Healthcare Vote Failure Further Makes Lie to Term 'Conservative Democrat'

-By Warner Todd Huston Newly minted West Virginia Senator, Democrat Joe Manchin, ran for office denigrating Obama’s take over of our national healthcare system with his Obamacare law. Tonight he and other so-called “conservative Democrats” in the Senate got a chance to prove that they were, indeed, as conservative as they claimed to be by... Read more »

Senate Republicans Call for Vote on a Repeal of Obamacare for Wednesday

-By Warner Todd Huston Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R, KY) announced on Tuesday that he intends to bring to the floor a vote to repeal Obamacare on Wednesday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid certainly does not want this vote to occur but even so it is highly doubtful that McConnell can get the 60... Read more »

GOP Leaders Respond to Arizona Crime

-By Warner Todd Huston Over the weekend many of the leaders in the Republican Party responded to this criminal action perpetrated against a fellow member of Congress on Saturday. It is important that their words be heard because of the din of the Old Media and the Democrats is so loud as to have drowned... Read more »

Sen. GOP Minority Leader McConnell's Remarks After Sen, Reid Pulled Omniporkulus Bill

-By Warner Todd Huston After Senate Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid decided he’d better put off a vote on the pork-stuff Omnibus Spending Bill, Senator GOP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had a few words to say about the situation on the floor of the Senate. “And so what we ended up with, Mr. President, was... Read more »

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tax Hike Agreement

-By Warner Todd Huston All day the Democrats and Republicans have been trying to reach an agreement on extending the Bush tax cuts. They may be close to an agreement. GOP Senate minority leader McConnell issued a statement today on the issue: A Framework of a Bipartisan Agreement to Prevent Tax Hikes “Members of the... Read more »

Senate Republicans Vote to Ban Earmarks

-By Warner Todd Huston Well, after Senate GOP minority leader Mitch McConnell agreed to go along with the anti-earmark policy that the Tea Party voters were urging, the Senate voted to ban earmarked spending. Earmarks are those little spending clauses added to bills that otherwise have nothing at all to do with the earmark and... Read more »