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McConnell: Democrats Don't Get Economic Priorities

Saturday, 20 Nov 2010 10:10 AM

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Despite being trounced in midterm elections that hinged overwhelmingly on economic policy, Democrats still don’t get where Americans are at, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Kentucky Republican said the weekly GOP address that Democrats are using the final days of the lame-duck session to focus on a number of controversial issues at the expense of extending the Bush tax cuts for all Americans, according to The Hill.

mcconnell,gop,address,economy,bush,tax,cutsThose issues include immigration, environmental regulations and a reorganization of the Food and Drug Administration. But Democrats are in disarray over the prospect of preserving the tax cuts, which many economists credit with saving Americans from a much worse recession.

The tax cuts expire at the end of the year; Democrats have vowed not to extend them for the highest income tax bracket.

“Democrats put off all these things until after the election, along with the most basic task of funding the government. By focusing on them now, and not on legislation to promote job creation and reduce spending, they’re showing where their priorities lie," McConnell said.

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