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

Mary973 Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 9:31 PM
Pres Obama campaigned on a balanced approach, raising taxes alone is far from balanced. Don't blame McConnell for laughing, but many voters will not be amused at tax hikes and no reduction in spending.

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...