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Heritage Group: McConnell Plan Trades ‘Systemic Reforms’ for ‘Political Gains’

Add Heritage Action for America CEO Michael A. Needham as another conservative who is not enamored with the McConnell Contingency. From a e-mail release:

“There is no question that the Obama administration is fundamentally unserious about the types of reforms our country needs, but to date Republicans in Congress have been expressing their intent to use the debt ceiling as a means to secure systemic reforms that could save our country from fiscal collapse.  The plan that we are reading reports about today is a serious walk back from that position and would seemingly trade the leverage needed to achieve reforms in return for political gains.

“If Republicans in Congress believe they cannot strike a real deal with President Obama, they should begin making serious plans to live under the confines of a de facto balanced budget come August 2.”

Daniel FosterDaniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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