Turn Kentucky Blue – ‘Caught on Tape: What Mitch McConnell Complained About to a Roomful of Billionaires’
‘At a secret meeting of elite donors convened by the Koch brothers, McConnell laid out his plan for shrinking the federal government and whined about having to vote on minimum wage bills’.
‘Two months ago, Mitch McConnell attended a secret strategy conference of conservative millionaire and billionaire donors hosted by the Koch brothers’.
‘The Nation and The Undercurrent obtained an audio recording of McConnell’s remarks to the gathering, called “American Courage: Our Commitment to a Free Society.”
‘In the question-and-answer period following his June 15 session entitled “Free Speech: Defending First Amendment Rights,” McConnell says:
“So in the House and Senate, we own the budget. So what does that mean? That means that we can pass the spending bill”.
“And I assure you that in the spending bill, we will be pushing back against this bureaucracy by doing what’s called placing riders in the bill”.
“No money can be spent to do this or to do that”.
“We’re going to go after them on healthcare, on financial services, on the Environmental Protection Agency, across the board (inaudible)”.
“All across the federal government, we’re going to go after it…”
“And we’re not going to be debating all these gosh darn proposals”.
“That’s all we do in the Senate is vote on things like raising the minimum wage (inaudible)—cost the country 500,000 new jobs; extending unemployment—that’s a great message for retirees; uh, the student loan package the other day, that’s just going to make things worse, uh”.
“These people believe in all the wrong things”.
From : http://www.thenation.com/article/181363/caught-tape-what-mitch-mcconnell-complained-about-roomful-billionaires-exclusive