U.S. Senate candidate Jamie Radkte has called on Speaker John Boehner to oppose what she calls the McConnell-Pelosi-Reid “Cut, run and Hide Plan” and refuse to bring it to the floor for a vote.
Radtke had previously announced her strong opposition to the McConnell-Reid-Pelosi “Cut, Run and Hide Plan” is a classic Washington Insider maneuver to get the Republican politicians ‘off the hook’ by giving President Obama the ‘green light’ to unconstitutionally raise the debt ceiling through the back door.
“I announced my strong opposition to what I called the “McConnell McFlurry Debt Ceiling Deal,” which is now being called “the McConnell-Reid-Pelosi Cut, Run and Hide Plan” by prominent conservatives, said Radtke Tuesday. “Today I call on Speaker Boehner to oppose the McConnell-Pelosi-Reid “Cut, Run and Hide Plan” and refuse to bring it to the floor for a vote.”
“In addition to signing the “Cut, Cap and Balance” pledge, I have stated strongly and often that I oppose any increase in the debt ceiling,” said Radtke. “Our problem is that we are spending too much money, not that we can’t borrow enough money.”
Radke asks: “Now, where does George Allen stand on his friend Mitch McConnell’s “Cut, Run and Hide Plan”?
“We don’t know – George Allen won’t say.”
Radkte says this is not surprising and quotes Allen spokesman Katie Wright as saying: “It’s always fair to look at the past as an indication of how one would govern in the future.”
Unsurprisingly, Radkte asks voters to take a look at George Allen’s past:
“When I opposed the establishment’s first ‘Budget Deal’ last March, George Allen refused to take a stand.
- When I supported Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget, George Allen refused to take a stand.
- Meanwhile, when George Allen was in the Senate, he voted to raise the debt ceiling four times.
- George Allen has long been a Mitch McConnell supporter and they were both in the Senate Republican Leadership in 2004.
- And last month, on June 20, Senator McConnell hosted a fundraiser to elect George Allen.”
“So now I ask George Allen: Where do you stand? Will you take a stand against the McConnell-Reid-Pelosi “Cut, Run and Hide Plan”? Or will you Cut, Run and Hide?”
The House of Representatives on Tuesday night passed the “cut, cap and balance” deficit reduction plan backed by tea party conservatives but dismissed by President Barack Obama who says he would veto the measure. Instead Obama offered strong praise for another proposal put together by a bipartisan group of senators known as the ‘gang of six’.