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Lifer politician, Mitch McConnell lets it all hang out

(L-R) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes Getty
(L-R) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes Getty
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As an independent journalist, the only thing advocated in this column is to fight for equality and freedom, and for government to produce an optimal environment for a sustainable economy. America’s number 1 enemy to equality in America at present is incumbent Senator from Kentucky, Mitch McConnell. In addition to being the most disliked American politician, he stands out for his explicit conflict of interest. He tried to confuse Americans by equating free speech with unlimited campaign contributions by corporations that are people too, he says. He won that argument with the Supreme Court, for now, because the laws have gaping holes in language that permit this nonsense.

When I asked Senator McConnell this question at an American Enterprise Institute event last year, here is how it went.

Senator McConnell, what would be wrong with limiting $1 per voter contribution to a single candidate. Since corporations are persons, they would be limited to $1 per candidate too?

The Senator paused and responded, “Why that would be equality. You are talking equality, I think. That would require additional legislation. I don’t know about the $1 amount, however.”

Here is the latest news from Alexandra Jaffe, reporting McConnell’s meeting with the Koch Brother billionaires at which he was caught pandering.

“We’re not going to be debating all these gosh-darn proposals,” like raising the minimum wage, which he says will “cost the country 500,000 new jobs;” extending unemployment — “that’s a great message for retirees,” McConnell remarks sarcastically; or “the student loan package the other day — that’s just going to make things worse.”

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His opponent Allison Lundgren Grimes took the bait. She said that McConnell’s remarks as shocking.

“We’re going to go after them on healthcare, on financial services, on the Environmental Protection Agency, across the board,” said Mitch.

“Mitch McConnell under fire for comments to Koch brothers summit
By Alexandra Jaffe

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is taking heavy fire from Democrats for comments he made during a private strategy conference hosted by billionaires Charles and David Koch, outlining his strategy to oppose Democratic pet proposals if Republicans take the Senate.

Local and national Democrats decried his promise to drop “all these gosh-darn proposals” that Democrats have been pushing, like minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits, as “staggering and beyond deplorable,” as Kentucky Democratic Party Chairman Dan Logsdon put it.

But McConnell’s campaign stood by his remarks, noting his opposition to such proposals is nothing new and highlighting a portion of his comments in which he pledges to go after the Environmental Protection Agency as evidence of his commitment to fighting for Kentucky’s coal industry.

The comments went public late Tuesday night, when progressive magazine The Nation published a recording it had obtained of McConnell’s session at the June conference of conservative lawmakers, donors and strategists.”

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