Mitch McConnell’s position on a shutdown: it WILL happen without cuts to the safety net

McConnell’s totally fair and completely rational negotiation strategy so far:

Josh Marshall: “Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reiterated his position this morning: Government will shutdown unless President makes dramatic cuts to Medicare and Social Security. In other words, big cuts to key social insurance programs are not only the price of avoiding what would likely be a catastrophic government shutdown (a real one, not like what we had back in the 90s). But Democrats must also shield Republicans from the political consequences of cutting these programs by cutting them on the Republicans behalf.”

And that’s what Democrats have to negotiate with. Wouldn’t it be great if any Republican in the House or the Senate was willing to state exactly what they want to cut in the SS or Medicare programs? That will never happen though — too many elderly, white Social Security recipients / Fox “news” viewers vote Republican.

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3 thoughts on “Mitch McConnell’s position on a shutdown: it WILL happen without cuts to the safety net

  1. The crux of your writing while appearing agreeable at first, did not really settle perfectly with me after some time. Somewhere within the paragraphs you were able to make me a believer but only for a while. I still have a problem with your jumps in logic and one might do well to help fill in those breaks. When you can accomplish that, I will certainly be impressed.

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