August 27th, 2010
11:22 AM ET
12 years ago

McConnell: Truth catches up to Dems on health care

(CNN) - In an Op-Ed published Friday on CNN, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, says Democrats are finally abandoning the idea that the new health care law will cut spending and reduce the deficit.

Read McConnell's CNN Op-Ed

Filed under: 2010 • Health care • issues • Mitch McConnell
soundoff (134 Responses)
  1. Mutt

    Its a relief knowing McConnell is hard at work making sure we dont have health coverage.

    August 27, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  2. TruethMatter

    Saying NO, is the batch of honor for Republicans.
    Remember john McCain.."Country First" yeah right!!

    August 27, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  3. Rickster

    Yes, ObamaCare is going to cost more. It will not cover everyone. Your premiums will go up, not down. It will lower the quality of the care that you receive. Care will necessarily be rationed. It will cost jobs and hurt the economy. These are all things that conservatives tried to tell you empty-headed democrats but you wouldn't listen. Just like before the 2008 election we tried to tell you that Obama was a loser but you didn't listen then either. Now we are stuck with the loser president and a terrible healthcare bill.

    August 27, 2010 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  4. bill

    go back in your dark hole mcconnell.maybe youcan find chaney there.TWO OF THE BIGGEST LIARS EVER.TALK ABOUT HIPPIRICTS.BOTTOM OF BARELL ALL THEY NEED IS PALIN ITS COMPLETE. FOOLS

    August 27, 2010 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Mitch McConnell doesn't speak for Democrats, how could he. The only two letter words that ever come out of his mouth is NO and until McConnell can come up with some Republican solutions, other than NO, keep out of our business until you can mind your own.

    August 27, 2010 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  6. jay

    You have to remember the Republicans voted not to even discuss healthcare reform, that shows that they are in the pocket of the Insurance companies and not going to help the people they represent.

    August 27, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  7. Bertina

    It was watered down so of course it wouldn't have reduced as much but anyone who knows anything realizes that costs are not and were not going down.

    August 27, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  8. Marcus

    'In an Op-Ed published Friday on CNN, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, says Democrats are finally abandoning the idea that the new health care law will cut spending and reduce the deficit.'

    If at least we could learn from where he got his ideas... I mean, the guy just said 'They are doing this' without saying how he realized that...
    But then again, I'll have to expect that he would FINALLY come up with some FACTS (and not 'facts') to back up his claims...

    August 27, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  9. james

    obama health care bill is another entitlement this country can't afford look at medicare and social security. now another one. what a joke, good way too bankrupt this country

    August 27, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  10. Bob C

    Today's GOP, the party of hate, fear, ignorance, and misinformation. Mitch why don't you go to Glenn Beck's rally tomorrow and see firsthand the future of your party. Bring a handkerchief to help wipe the drool from the mouths of the other participants.

    August 27, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  11. harvey 60

    the "truth" according to "Twitch" McConnell. And Bush didn't spend $78 billion a month on a war that didn't need to be fought, and the Republicans didn't spend the surplus from the Treasury that Clinton left and plunge the country toward Depression.

    August 27, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  12. vic

    He doesn’t know what he is talking

    August 27, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  13. Sing along with Mitch

    Hey Mitch, at least THE DEMS TRIED SOMETHING!

    Not like your party of NO which simply sits around complaining and offering no ideas......lots of empty and inane rhetoric from Steele, Palin, McCain, Glenn Beck (especially!), and all the other rightie fringers out there unintelligently trying to take our rights away.

    August 27, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  14. tomjon

    this clown just can not accept the fact that obama is president. Get over it,you might live longer.

    August 27, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  15. Steve- Illinois

    The health care bill is junk, the bailouts were nothing more than union and bank giveaways, the stimulus has brought the economy to a "grinding halt" smack dab in the middle of "recovery summer." Ain't change grand!!!
    When do you suppose these people will lift there heads out of fantasy land and come back to reality? It ain't working!!!
    You spend your way INTO of bankruptcy, not OUT of it!
    I truly wonder how many people trying to put food on their tables, and clothe their children, are so much happier that they have a possibility to obtain healthcare, than a job?

    Common Sense!

    August 27, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  16. no more Bull$it

    What's funny is how many of the comments here are simple rephrasing of their particular party's line.

    The truth is, both parties lie:
    Dems: "trust me, I know what's best for you!"
    Reps: ... well, lets just say they have made lying a new art-form and have taken it to a new level...

    Point is, both parties have absolutely no respect for our intelligence, nor our needs. They just want to vote the other party out of power because... well because.... sucking the money and the life out of the middle class is simply how it's done.

    August 27, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  17. Marcus

    You know what is worst to hear somebody repeating a FAUX NEWS talking point? Somebody repeat a FAUX NEWS (debunked) talking point and then, from the high level of his 'intelligence' and 'wisdom', he or she looks down on us (mere mortals) and say stuff like 'do some research', when it's exactly what is needed to show the errors of his points of view!!!
    That said...
    One of the FIRSTS rulings of the SCOTUS was that the one of the Constitution's purposes was NOT to enumerate the powers of the Federal Govt. had or had not, because if it did so the number of articles in it would be up to three or even four digits!
    There are Constitutions out there that reach those numbers FYI...
    So the Constitution settled the basis of said powers and the delimitation of said powers would be up to the Congress (which represents the US citizens) and the SCOTUS itself.
    Any 'constitutional scholar' knows that.
    And now so does you...

    August 27, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  18. Carl

    Umm... I think using Medicare as an example to what is going to be lost is a fairly funny and ironic idea since Medicare is GOVERNMENT RUN!! Why are you talking about this "government takeover" on health care by talking about how awful it will be when Medicare is cut???

    I would think you'd be very happy about cutting this government run Medicare?

    Yay for hypocrisy!!

    August 27, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  19. Robert

    I am amazed at all the libtards that have come out from under the rocks to comment on this article. Could it be that they too know that unfortunately for America – Obamacare will increase costs and will not be what President Obama, Pelosi and Reid wrongfully sold to this Country? Or could it be – that the truth simply hurts? Those who think the Rep have not offered any good ideas or fixes to the Obama mess – I will just tell you this: there are over 300 aspects of Obamacare that came from the Rep – and they have offered suggestions but it is the Dems (4 years in control of the Senate) that do not want to take the suggestions. Americans see what harm the Dems have done and will make appropriate changes come November.

    August 27, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  20. water bearer

    The only Democrats abandoning Health Care Reform are the ones in old Mitch's head!

    August 27, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  21. water bearer

    Too bad it doesn't have "death panels" like Sister Sarah said. Old Mitch would be a prime candidate for one!

    August 27, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  22. Peter s

    McConnell whats your solution? and why didnt you float it then?

    August 27, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  23. Josie

    The Republicans won't be happy until they've sucked all the blood out of the poor. By the way, the majority of the poor is comprised mainly or white rural people. I guess we'll be fine with them dead. Their health plan should just be a life insurance policy big enough for them to cover their funeral costs, because if this law doesn't go in effect, they'll be dead faster than any other demographic.

    August 27, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  24. marty

    When Mr. McConnell says something specific such as, the Republican members of Congress want to change the law re: their wages, perkquisites and pensions by suggesting at least a 25% decrease to help balance the budget, then we can applaud his 'new' ideas. When they pass the measure, we will believe him. Until then, vote no to the party of no!

    August 27, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  25. D.

    Everyone understood thi bill was a tax raising one, rather than a real reform. Yes, a president who is actually a PResident where PR rules, leads to such bills without real content! We need reform and we need more people covered, but we never needed this one!

    August 27, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
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