07.20.2011 0

McConnell’s ‘Plan B’ Opposed By House Democrats

It becomes increasingly clear that ‘Cut, Cap, and Balance’ is going to be the only plan that can pass the House, and by default, might be the only “compromise” plan available.

From The Hill:

House Democratic leaders are attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) debt-ceiling fallback plan, characterizing it as a political ruse intended to scapegoat Democrats and taint them at the polls.

“I’m not a fan of the McConnell proposal,” Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.), the senior Democrat on the House Budget Committee, said Tuesday during a press briefing in the Capitol. “It’s designed to protect mostly Republican members of Congress from taking responsibility for votes that they’ve already made.”

It appears that the only debt ceiling plan that can pass the House already has–the ‘Cut, Cap, and Balance Act’.

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