McConnell Waiting for the President on Entitlement Reform

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said yesterday that if President Obama wants to tackle entitlement reforms he “may need to lead the way,” ABC News reports.

“With regard to our long-term unfunded liabilities – the entitlements – we are waiting for presidential leadership,” the Senate’s top Republican Mitch McConnell said. “We know and we’ll say again that entitlement reform will not be done except on a bipartisan basis with presidential leadership.”


“I’ve been inviting the president to have that conversation since he took office two years ago. It doesn’t have to be in public. We all understand there’s some limitations to negotiating significant agreements in public,” he said. “But we’re still waiting for the president to lead. The one thing I can tell you at the risk of being redundant is there will be no entitlement reform without presidential leadership.” 


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