Kyl-McConnell Statement on Deficit Reduction Meetings

CONTACT: Andrew Wilder

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl and U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following joint statement today regarding the deficit reduction meetings and the White House and Democrats’ insistence on tax hikes and new spending:

“The White House and Democrats are insisting on job-killing tax hikes and new spending. That proposal won’t address our fiscal crisis, our jobs crisis, or protect and reform entitlements. And a bill with new spending and higher taxes would fail with bipartisan opposition – as it should. President Obama needs to decide between his goal of higher taxes, or a bipartisan plan to address our deficit. He can’t have both. But we need to hear from him.”



  1. Why should the focus be on “protecting” entitlements rather than just reforming them? I know senior citizens vote and they don’t want anyone touching their welfare benefits, er, entitlements. That can certainly explain social security and medicare, but why entitlements in general?

    Also, McConnell is being a real squish about the debt ceiling. He is willing to consider a temporary increase to allow more time to discuss spending cuts instead of forcing the issue of spending cuts.

    Republican leaders like McConnell who act like wimps will weaken the Republican party. We need leaders who have backbone and can really lead.

  2. Oberserve says

    Then vote to CUT SPENDING, Jon Kyl. Why is that so hard for you to do?

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