GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: “We have Reached Agreement on All the Tax Issues” – Video 12/31/12
Here is video of GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reporting “We have reached an agreement on all the tax issues” to avoid going over the so-called “Fiscal Cliff.” McConnell said a deal to extend current tax rates for most Americans is “very, very. close,” and that he would continue to work in the days ahead for ways to cut spending.
In other words, it appears Republicans are ready to agree to tax rate increases with no spending cuts. Dealing with the real Fiscal problem – runaway Government spending – is not going to be done once again.
U.S. SENATE WILL ATTEMPT TO VOTE ON FISCAL CLIFF DEAL MONDAYNIGHT, BUT STILL WORK TO BE DONE-REPUBLICAN SEN. JON KYL REUTERS— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) December 31, 2012
As soon as Biden and McConnell can work out buying down 3-months of the sequester via 50% spending cuts and 50% taxes, then there’s a deal— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) December 31, 2012
Boehner “told us to stick around and stay sober – semi-sober, anyhow,” said Rep. John Carter, R-Tex.bit.ly/VnV03V— Stefan Becket (@stefanjbecket) December 31, 2012
Sen Kyl: Deal is largely reached to avert fiscal #cliff. Still hoping to vote tonight in Senate.— WSJFiscalCliff (@WSJFiscalCliff) December 31, 2012
Rand Paul: Deal ‘will pass with bipartisan support’ wapo.st/10GiveC— PostPolitics (@postpolitics) December 31, 2012
Kyl says the sequester will be delayed for two months, says Senate GOP will coalesce around agreement, even tho some pts aren’t perfect— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) December 31, 2012
Kyl: “For Republicans, it’s a question of how bad it could have been.” Supports McConnell’s negotiations, product.— Robert Costa (@robertcostaNRO) December 31, 2012