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July 29, 2011

Video: Mitch McConnell Knocks Brian Williams' Socialist Question Out of the Park

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Via Fox News, Brent Baker writes at NewsBusters:

Running a brief excerpt from his Sunday night "Dateline" special, "Taking the Hill: Inside Congress,” Brian Williams on Thursday evening showcased one and only one question he posed to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. He demanded: "Why shouldn't rich folks pay more?”

Williams insisted on "NBC Nightly News" that’s "a hot topic, no tax increase in any of these plans being discussed" in "what has become a big charge from the left that in any of these debt ceiling deals the poor are likely to get hit while the rich are likely to get a pass."

McConnell countered, in the interview conducted on Wednesday, with the fact the wealthy "do" indeed already pay more, explaining: "They pay an extraordinary amount more, and in fact about half of Americans don't pay any income taxes at all."

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Noteworthy is McConnell's reminding Williams that the President in signing a continuation of the current tax rates back in December made the argument that Republicans had made, which is that raising taxes in the middle of a recession is not a good idea. Although it suited his purpose at the time, even Obama has admitted the obvious.

Posted by Richard at July 29, 2011 3:23 PM



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