While Democrats seek compromise on a large, comprehensive deficit reduction package, Republicans keep walking away in order to fight for tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans while advocating the end of Medicare.
If you’re wondering how genuinely concerned Republicans are about deficit reduction, look no further than to Senator McConnell's comments on the Senate Floor:
"I have little question that as long as this president is in the Oval Office, a real solution is unattainable.”
Senator McConnell's comments clearly show he's focused on politics, not on reducing the deficit -- despite Republicans repeatedly stressing that we must take action on this issue. Is Senator McConnell really willing to risk our economic security rather than work with Democrats on a balanced, comprehensive agreement to reduce the deficit?