McConnell looks to 2012
January 7th, 2011
06:20 PM ET
3 years ago

McConnell looks to 2012

(CNN) - In an exclusive interview on CNN's "John King,USA," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Medicare and social security will not be issues in the 2012 campaign because Congress will address the programs by then.

"I think that any entitlement reform done by Democrats and Republicans jointly will not be an issue in 2012," Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King.

Watch the entire interview Friday @ 7 p.m. ET on CNN's "John King, USA."


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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. GonzoinHouston

    "I think that any entitlement reform done by Democrats and Republicans jointly will not be an issue in 2012," No doubt, since there will be no joint entitlement reforms. McConnell may even be serious about a joint or compromise solution, but there's no way anything of the sort will pass the House.

    January 7, 2011 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    McConnell is a dangerous man to Americans.

    January 7, 2011 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  3. john in cal

    I have no doubt that the Republicans are going to get rid of every social program that help Americans. God knows we should let the old and young sink or swim. They are working overtime thinking of things that will destroy this country. Why should we wait till 2012 to get rid of them. Just get rid of them now and save the USA.

    January 7, 2011 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |
  4. Patrick from Minnesota

    Mitch represents everything that is wrong with Washington politics. Why did Kentucky even send that kook back to Washington?

    January 7, 2011 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  5. T'sah from Virginia

    "I think that any entitlement reform done by Democrats and Republicans jointly will not be an issue in 2012,"
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    That's IF!!!!!!

    January 7, 2011 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    "I think that any entitlement reform done by Democrats and Republicans jointly will not be an issue in 2012,"

    Sure it will. It's all very predictable. The GOPers will run around trying to take 100% credit for it and the DEms will have to point out that they are lying.

    January 7, 2011 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  7. Tony

    After Republicans made a federal case out of healthcare reform in 2010, they are kidding themselves if they think that reform of Social Security and Medicare, which make up 40% of the federal budget, will not be an issue in 2012.

    January 7, 2011 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  8. Grand Obstructionist

    Gobble gobble. Here I thought the turkey neck from KY was opposed to any compromise. Where are the jobs? Is the country in perfect order yet? Get to work repugs

    January 7, 2011 07:55 pm at 7:55 pm |
  9. Squigman

    Keep an eye open for 2012, but dont forget the carnage to the middle class through 2011. After all, you've got a job to do for the wealthy between now and then.

    January 7, 2011 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |