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Oh My: McConnell Laughed Out Loud When Geithner Discussed Obama’s Plan

D G Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 10:10 AM
I have emailed them to let them know we support them during this time. The pressure must be intense, and they need to hear from conservatives they are appreciated. Same goes for the people working for them.

Negotiations can’t be going too well if the Senate Minority leader is openly scoffing at President Obama’s “bipartisan” plan to solve the looming “fiscal cliff” crisis. Yikes:

Mitch McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, says he “burst into laughter” Thursday when Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner outlined the administration proposal for averting the fiscal cliff. He wasn’t trying to embarrass Geithner, McConnell says, only responding candidly to his one-sided plan, explicit on tax increases, vague on spending cuts.

Geithner’s visit to his office left McConnell discouraged about reaching a “balanced” deal on tax hikes and spending reductions designed to prevent...