U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the competing visions behind today’s tax votes: whether it’s a good idea to raise taxes on nearly a million business owners at a time when millions of Americans are struggling to find work, or not to raise anyone’s taxes and commit to future reform.

‘The potential consequences of inaction on this issue are so grave that the American people deserve to know where their elected representatives truly stand. And that’s why Republicans will allow a simple majority vote on the two proposals I’ve described, and that’s why we’re also calling for a simple majority vote on the President’s plan. He’s the leader of the Democratic Party; he’s been calling for a vote on his plan. I for one think we should give it to him. The only way to force people to take a stand is to make sure that today’s votes truly count. By setting these votes at a 50-vote threshold, nobody on the other side can hide behind a procedural vote while leaving their views on the actual bill itself a mystery to the people who sent them here.’

We have added Senator McConnell's Full comments below for those who wish to hear his comments first hand. 


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