I was thinking that all the sad, dirty-looking people who now stand on street corners in my neighborhood dressed in rags and begging for change were the hardest-hit victims of the recession, but I was so, so wrong. Leave it to Mitch McConnell to point out that the people hit hardest in this are actually those small business people making $250,000 and up! (Wish I had those problems...)
Yesterday, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) unexpectedly suggested that he could support President Obama's plan to enact permanent tax cuts for the middle class while allowing the Bush tax breaks for the wealthy to expire. Boehner's comments have prompted fierce pushback from conservatives in the House and Senate alike, who disagree with the public about giving tax cuts to the richest Americans. In a speech on the Senate floor today, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) argued that Obama's plan would hurt "the people who've been hit hardest by this recession."
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, announced Monday he will introduce legislation that would ensure that no one pays higher income taxes next year.
"We can't let the people who've been hit hardest by this recession and who we need to create the jobs that will get us out of it foot the bill for the Democrats' two-year adventure in expanded government," McConnell said on the Senate floor.