GOP Senate Leader Won’t Support Debt-Limit Increase Without Medicare Reform

May 31, 2011 | 4:01 PM EDT
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) said over the weekend he will not vote to increase the legal limit on the national debt unless lifting the limit is coupled with reform of the Medicare system, which is the government’s most expensive domestic program and is projected to be the top driver of federal deficit spending in the future.