Here is video of the GOP Senate Minority Leader – Mitch McConnell – on ABC News’ “This Week” where he said today that moving forward, there will be no further tax increases as part of the Debt-Ceiling Battle with President Obama. McConnell said the Fiscal Cliff deal just passed raised tax rates on the top earners, but that now “the tax issue is finished, over, completed.” What now must be worked out are spending cuts and reform of entitlements:
“Oh, yeah, the tax, the revenue, the tax issue is finished – over – completed. That’s behind us. Now the question is, what are we going to do about the biggest problem confronting our country and our future? And that’s our spending addiction. It’s time to confront it. The President surely knows that. I mean, he has mentioned it both publicly and privately. The time to confront it is now.”
This is the line they need to hold.
Here is a great compilation video from Newsbusters on what you can likely expect to hear from ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, and other committed Democrats in the liberal media, following tomorrow night’s first 2012 Presidential Debate. Stephanopoulos, in all of his impartiality, has believed the Democratic Presidential Candidate has won eight out of nine Presidential Debates he’s covered since starting with ABC News in 1997. It’s just a coincidence, of course, that Stephanopoulos worked in the Bill Clinton White House and Presidential Campaign.
Here is video of GOP Rep. Paul Ryan on ABC News’ “This Week” where he said Supreme Court Justice John Roberts decided to leave the issue of ObamaCare to the American people instead of acting on his principles. Ryan said Roberts essentially decided to “rewrite the statute” so he could let ObamaCare stand as a tax rather than acting to strike it down.
As a result, Ryan said “the stakes in this election could not be higher.” At one point, moderator George Stephanopoulos actually agreed with Ryan when he made the point that it is Barack Obama who has engaged in hypocrisy – passing ObamaCare by saying it is not a “tax,” and then sending his Solicitor General to argue for upholding it before the Supreme Court as a “tax.” Ryan said if Obama had presented it as a tax to the American people, it would have never passed in Congress – to which Stephanopoulos agreed, “I think you may be right.”
Here is video of Rick Santorum appearing on ABC News’ “This Week” where he said the GOP Nomination race is “going to be along race.” Santorum said he is staying focused on economic issues with his campaign, particularly in how to get manufacturing jobs growing again.
Santorum defended his debate performance this past week, which Stephanopoulos challenged – particularly Santorum’s statement that he voted against his own principles in “taking one for the team” by supporting George W. Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” Education program. Santorum pointed out Romney also supported the program, and said Romney really has the “wrong principles” on a whole host of issues. Santorum said Romney is on the team of “Big Government” and bailouts.