In my opinion, it’s not just Mitch McConnell, it’s all the GOP leadership in the House and Senate…
In the wake of the debt-ceiling crisis he helped manufacture last summer, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell boasted it was “a hostage that’s worth ransoming” which “also is a new template” for the future. As it turns out, those threats were among the few true words McConnell has uttered. Because while he’s promising once again to blackmail the White House over the debt ceiling, the Kentucky Republican claimed it’s because “we’d like to do something about the nation’s biggest problem, spending and debt, which of course is the reason for this economic malaise.” Of course, as the data show, it’s the very austerity policies here and in Europe which are costing jobs and hurting growth.
But Mitch McConnell’s myth-making hardly ends there. On the economy, taxes, deficits, health care and so much else, virtually all of McConnell’s talking points are tried – and untrue.
(Click a link to jump to the details for each below):
- “Obama Made the Economy Worse”
- “No Evidence Whatsoever That the Bush Tax Cuts Actually Diminished Revenue”
- “Punishing Job Creators”
- “We Look a Lot Like Greece Already”
- Public Sector Layoffs Are a “Local” Problem
- 47 Million Uninsured Americans “Don’t Go Without Health Care”
- The Public Option “May Cost You Your Life”
- Democrats Are “Sticking It to Seniors with Cuts to Medicare”