Senate GOP Leader Calls on Democrats to Explain Cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Republican leader is calling on President Barack Obama and Democrats to spell out where they would cut government spending as part of any deal to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff."

Sen. Mitch McConnell complained on Tuesday that Obama has spent his time talking about raising tax rates but has failed to specify where he would reduce out-of-control government spending.

The Kentucky Republican cited recent studies on wasteful government spending, including $325,000 on a robotic squirrel name RoboSquirrel.

McConnell's comments came just three weeks before automatic tax hikes and spending cuts kick in, a double hit that economists warn could plunge the nation into another recession.


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  • Report this Comment On December 11, 2012, at 11:53 AM, notthisagain wrote:

    Is not the job of Congress and the Senate to review and sign approval of all government spending. So If any member who does not like the way money is spent why did they not say so before spending it?

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