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Oh My: McConnell Laughed Out Loud When Geithner Discussed Obama’s Plan

SCLiberal Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 3:32 AM
I agree. Historically we've maintained a small military and only grew is during times of crisis. We built our current military for the Cold War which happened to last for decades. That the Cold War ended 20 years ago. Now that that threat is over, doesn't it make sense to reduce our military since the threat is no longer there? Also, Republicans love small government, how is giant military that spends more than the next 11 countries combined small government? And Republicans claim to love the Founding Fathers, so why not act like them? They didn't even have a standing army or navy. When pirates in the Barbary Coast attacked, it took decades to respond since our government was so small.
Whitebeard Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 5:13 AM
SCL: Good plan! Let's "take decades" to respond to Iran's nuking New York.

Negotiations can’t be going too well if the Senate Minority leader is openly scoffing at President Obama’s “bipartisan” plan to solve the looming “fiscal cliff” crisis. Yikes:

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, says he “burst into laughter” Thursday when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner outlined the administration proposal for averting the fiscal cliff. He wasn’t trying to embarrass Geithner, McConnell says, only responding candidly to his one-sided plan, explicit on tax increases, vague on spending cuts.

Geithner’s visit to his office left McConnell discouraged about reaching a “balanced” deal on tax hikes and spending reductions designed to prevent...