Following this victory for taxpayers, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell unloaded on his Democratic colleagues, and the morning's proceedings:
"According to the strange logic of Democratic leaders in Congress, the best way to show middle class Americans that they care about creating jobs is to slam some of America's top job creators with a massive take hike. Today's votes...were a clear signal that Democrats in Congress still haven't gotten the message of the November elections. Meaningless show votes and anti-business rhetoric won't do anything to make the [employment] situation better. This Saturday vote is a total waste of the American people's time. Nothing we did today did anything to stop the tax hikes that are now less than a month away. These theatrics need to end. American's don't want political posturing; they want jobs. Today's votes were the clearest signal yet that Democrats do not take our nation's job crisis seriously." *
*This is a rough transcript I scribbled down as McConnell made his remarks on the Senate floor.