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Surprise: McConnell Offers Vote on Obama/Geithner Fiscal Cliff Plan, Reid Objects

Ken6226 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 2:03 PM
"and we won't if only we raise tax rates on the wealthy" Are you five years old or something? Obama's new tax proposals won't be a drop in the bucket to cover all of his new spending programs. Grow up!

I've been critical of Republican tactics and messaging this week, so let's give credit where it's due: Moments ago, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor and offered an immediate vote on President Obama's fiscal cliff plan, which shocked the Beltway late last week.  (In case you're keeping score at home, this was the surreal proposal that induced McConnell to laugh out loud as it was outlined by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner).  Harry Reid quickly objected and shut the whole thing down, labeling the suggestion a "stunt."  Think about that.  The President of the United States,...