When I Said “Democrats,” I Meant “Republicans”
Good catch by the New York Times:
This morning, in opening remarks on the floor, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell began by ticking off amendments that passed on Tuesday night, proposals that added at least $17 billion to the bill. “Unfortunately, Democrats just keep throwing more money on top of an incredibly bloated bill,” Mr. McConnell said earlier today. (Although $11 billion of the money he mentioned is the estimated cost of [a] car-purchasing tax deduction — one that received broad G.O.P. support. And $6.5 more billion went toward additional money for the National Institutes of Health, which Republican Senator Arlen Specter backed.)
I don’t think those amendments were poison pills. McConnell is saying one thing to the cameras and another thing to the members of his conference.