Oops – Mitch McConnell Caught On Tape (AUDIO)

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Remember when during the 2012 Presidential election, Mitt Romney was caught on tape reminding people that Republicans only care about rich people? Many believe that lost the election for him. Well, it looks like history is repeating itself but this time, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was the one caught saying what he actually thinks about corporate America and the rest of us.

At a Father’s Day retreat with his owners contributors, Charles and David Koch, and several other millionaires and billionaires, McConnell spoke a bit too candidly. He talked about how the Senate obstructs progress:

“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.”

About raising the minimum wage, student loan assistance and extending unemployment benefits (you know, things that matter to people):

“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.”

McConnell is particularly proud of the Supreme Court – well at least the five who routinely vote with corporate interests. In fact, he said he prays for the health of those five, but only of those five.

Now, that’s where we are today. I’m really proud of this Supreme Court and the way they’ve been dealing with the issue of First Amendment political speech. It’s only five to four, and I pray for the health of the five.

Source of transcript: Ladylibertine.net

Here’s the audio: