On This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed that the “Party of No” will not be offering any alternatives to President Obama’s budget, instead choosing to follow Rush Limbaugh and continue their knee-jerk obstruction.
Watch the clip:
Here’s a rough transcript:
Q: So are you worried about that attack?
McCONNELL: No, we are going to offer a number of amendments to the Democratic proposal.
Q: But no comprehensive budget?
McCONNELL: Well, it will reframe what the Democrats recommend for America over the next 5-10 years. And I assure you that the amendments we offer will not lay out a blueprint for doubling the national debt in 5 years, and tripling it in 10 years. That’s what we think.
Q: But shouldn’t you have a comprehensive approach that lays out the trade-offs? If you just have rifle-shot amendments, you don’t have to make all the trade-offs that you have to make in an overall budget.
McCONNELL: Well, we’re just sort of getting down in the weeds here about procedure. Through the amendment process, we would absolutely reformulate the Democratic plan. Whether you have a comprehensive approach or whether you offer an amendment is something that parliamentarians can debate.
Just getting down into the weeds?
If there ever was a time to roll up our sleeves and get to work, it’s now.