The Top Ten Bad Votes of Senator Mitch McConnellSubmitted by Ed Thinking on Wed, 01/22/2014 - 12:55
Top 10 Bad Votes by Mitch McConnell
1. McConnell Voted to Let Harry Reid Fund ObamaCare
(2013, RCV 206) Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky voted to end debate and allow Senate Democrats to re-insert funding for ObamaCare into the Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government. Although McConnell did vote against the final bill, he and all Republicans knew that voting for cloture to end debate would allow Senator Harry Reid to fund ObamaCare by a party-line vote, and thus a vote for cloture was a de facto vote to fund ObamaCare.
2. McConnell Voted for the Fiscal Cliff Tax Hike
(2012, RCV 251) The fiscal cliff was a fake crisis created by Congress and the president. In which President Obama threatened to shut the government down if Republicans refused to massively raise taxes. In response, Senator McConnell personally negotiated with Vice President Biden and produced a New Year’s Day 2013 fiscal cliff deal that raised payroll taxes on 77 percent of U.S. households and contained no real spending cuts.
3. McConnell Voted for the Ineffective “Super Committee” Debt Hike