McConnell Pledges to Block Obama's Historic Tax Hikes
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged to block Barack Obama’s historic tax hikes yesterday. The far left president wants to raise taxes on job producers next year. McConnell vowed that Republicans would fight against this latest job-killing move by Obama.
The House Republican leader on Sunday suggested he may be willing to concede to Democrats who want to let the Bush tax cuts lapse for the wealthiest Americans, but the Senate Republican leader today said he is standing his ground.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) said on the Senate floor today that he is introducing legislation “that ensures that no one in this country will pay higher income taxes next year than they are right now.”
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for McConnell said today that every Senate Republican has pledged to oppose any attempt to extend the Bush tax cuts that doesn’t include an extension of the tax cuts for the wealthy. McConnell himself has given similar remarks.
“That’s the kind of debate that unifies my caucus, from Olympia Snowe to Jim DeMint,” McConnell said, the Washington Post reports, referring to one of the most moderate and one of the most conservative Senate Republicans.
On the Senate floor today, McConnell said, “Only in Washington could someone propose a tax hike as an antidote to a recession.”