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McConnell: Debt Deal ‘Unattainable’ As Long As Obama Is In Office

By Marie Diamond on July 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm

"McConnell: Debt Deal ‘Unattainable’ As Long As Obama Is In Office"

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This morning, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) raised the partisan divide over the debt ceiling standoff to a whole new level when he said that any deal is unlikely as long as President Obama is in office. “I have little question that as long as this president is in the Oval Office, a real solution is unattainable,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. Yet in the same statement, McConnell also insisted that Republicans will “do the responsible thing and ensure the government doesn’t default on its obligations.” The nation will default on Aug. 2 if the limit isn’t raised, with catastrophic consequences. McConnell recently reaffirmed that defeating Obama in 2012 is his party’s “single most important” goal.

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