U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding Democrats’ reckless tax and spending spree:

“The Democratic Leader has indicated that in a few days, he will thrust the Senate into an ultra-partisan showdown over the staggeringly reckless taxing and spending spree that Democrats want to ram through later this year.

“The size and scope of Chairman Sanders’ socialist shopping list will make every disagreement we’ve had in landing the infrastructure compromise look like a rounding error.

“New permanent welfare with no work requirements. Reams of Green New Deal mandates. Massive tax hikes that shrink wages and kill jobs. Government meddling in childcare that would privilege certain families’ choices over others’. Amnesty for illegal immigrants in the middle of a border crisis.

“At a time Democrats’ spending already has inflation hammering American families, Republicans could not be more eager to debate our colleagues on all these subjects.

“We can’t wait to get Democrats on the record over many more trillions of dollars in reckless borrowing… to fund socialist spending… on radical policies that families are not asking for.

“Our philosophy is the polar opposite. Republican policies would create good jobs, strong wage growth, and stable prices for middle-class families. Just like our country had a year and a half ago. The most pro-worker economy in a generation.

“Republicans want to give working families the tools and the opportunities to build the lives they want. Democrats want to force them to live the lives that Democrats want.

“The stakes in this debate could not be higher. And very soon the country will see it aired on the Senate floor.

“The Democratic Leader will be putting the full radicalism of the far left on the floor. He is making every one of his members vote on nothing less than Chairman Sanders’ dream shopping list.

“Every American family will know exactly where their Senator stands.”

Source: Sen. Mitch McConnell


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