- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell bashed Democrats’ $US3.5 ($AU5) trillion social spending bill.
- He called it “an effort to exploit this terrible but temporary pandemic as a Trojan Horse for permanent socialism.”
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Sen. GOP Leader Mitch McConnell said that the $US3.5 ($AU5) trillion social spending bill being crafted by Democrats is “an effort to exploit this terrible but temporary pandemic as a Trojan Horse for permanent socialism.” He made his remarks on Monday on the Senate floor.
The “human infrastructure” bill, proposed by Democrats, will likely include, higher taxes for the rich and for corporations, paid parental and sick leave for all employees, paid dental and vision care for seniors, and a drop in prescription drug prices over the span of 10 years, according to a draft bill. Insider’s Kimberly Leonard did an in-depth breakdown of what is likely in the social spending bill.
Democrats are attempting to pass this bill with slim margins in both the House and the Senate.
The Senate Minority Leader has also stated that the GOP will vote against raising the debt limit.
McConnell’s office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.