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So we're getting a reaction from Republicans accusing Democrats of holding the economy hostage.
After leading Democrats make it clear they're willing to allow a massive package of tax hikes and spending cuts take effect.
If Republicans do -- agreed a higher taxes on higher earners.
Here's the Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for the sent.
Now let's make no mistake.
But the Democrats are proposing today is an entirely avoidable.
High stakes game of chicken.
And with a single minded goal.
Taken more money from those who -- For government to wage Republican senate job so Wyoming chairman of the senate Republican policy committee senator good morning to you -- welcome back.
Thanks for having me bill what we had a reporter on 45 minutes ago who made the case that both sides see benefit in this debate.
And an election year that's why this is playing out would you say to that.
I say you can't be for jobs and against the people that create the jobs that help.
Build our economy but that's what the president seems to be wanting to do I want to help the economy we have a weak and sick economy now and it's because of three and a half years of president Obama's.
Increasing taxes and now he seems to want to do.
More of the above and it seems like he's willing to play Russian roulette.
With our economy and put this into another recession by his willingness to want to raise taxes on the very people.
The to the ones that are gonna get us out of this acquisition -- adults living here send senator about how voters these things.
Well I would think that people would look at the eight point 2% unemployment that we have now built in the fact that it's been forty months.
With the economy being weak instead of healthy and they -- we want to help the economy we want people.
Back to work.
But the president's policies with threats of increased taxes the incredible cost of the health care law that taxes they are twenty different taxes and increasing regulations coming out of this administration.
That leads to more uncertainty and an unwillingness of the job creators to.
To go ahead and actually hire more people we need to get people back to work you know what the other side says about Republican.
Doing -- say this is similar to holding down a country hostage on the debt ceiling issue.
You say -- that.
Well the president has to stop pretending that raising taxes in the same as as cutting spending we need a balanced budget.
In this country we need to budget a balanced budget amendment to the constitution and that we need to go and address the issue of this huge.
Debt that we continue to.
Borrowed two million dollars a minute just to keep our head above water and we're continuing to borrow.
From China that doesn't help us stay strong and independent nation when you all of that kind of money to other people bill do you.
Really see this issue happening the way that some describe.
That you have a massive tax increase and the same time you have a significant cuts in spending.
And I'm ready to a few -- offended but -- it but if you don't how was it resolved that.
Well number I'm willing to vote ready to vote today.
To say let's extend these.
That this tax situation for another year you know the president said two years ago that you shouldn't raise taxes on anyone in economic times like these in the economic times today.
Are worse than they were.
Back then so I think we ought to have about a year to really fundamentally.
Do the kind of tax reform we need.
To encourage the job creators to hire more people -- need more tax revenue coming into the country the way to do it.
Is to get people back to work.
To have more and more people working and then paying taxes.
Rather then then threatening or punishing.
Those who were successfully creating businesses and I fundamentally disagree with the president when he says if you have a business you didn't build that business someone else did.
I I would defy the president to come to Wyoming and tell the though the ranchers and farmers of people that -- flower shops or or.
-- car washes.
Dry cleaners that they didn't build those businesses as Americans all across this country have built those businesses -- it appears that this is another eleventh hour issue.
That that will go past the election that will not be resolved until Christmas Eve or New Year's see you see the same.
And that hurts our economy.
This should not be pushed off into a lame duck session after the election we should address those issues today.
Harry Reid on the senate has been blocking vote after vote I'd like to say.
All of these things that are gonna come in the lame duck session we ought to be addressing those things today -- I'm ready to do parents -- -- thank you for your time John -- a Republican from Wyoming to our viewers at home -- foxnews.com.
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