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

theabnranger Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 9:08 PM
One should not be surprised, but so many are so oblivious to so much for so long, that now everyone in Congress and the administration is excused for being utterly irresponsible forever.

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...