Mitch McConnell supports raising taxes on the rich … circa 1990

Posted on August 11, 2011


You know how Mitch McConnell has bleated on and on about how there is “nothing on this earth that will make him support raising taxes on the wealthy”?

Well, here’s a verbatim transcript from Mitch McConnell’­s 1990 re-electio­n campaign ad, entitled “Fair Share.”

Hi, I’m Mitch McConnell. I’m sure you’ve been watching this mess in Washington­. I’d like you to know how I feel about it.

I haven’t voted for one of these lousy budget packages for years and I won’t vote for this one. It would raise taxes on the wrong people. Unlike some folks around here I think everyone should pay their fair share. Including the rich. In a time of financial difficulty­, we all need to make sacrifices­, and asking people with a lot to pay just a little more, is not unreasonab­le. It’s just simply the way you solve financial problems.

We need to protect our seniors from Medicare cuts, too.

I don’t care if the President or Congressio­nal leaders twist my arm. I won’t support any deal that isn’t a fair deal for working families.

I’m Mitch McConnell. If we all work together and defeat the stonewalli­ng politics in Washington­, we can make this economy, and this country, as strong as it used to be.”

And here he is on “Face the Nation,” also during his 1990 campaign, talking about what should and shouldn’t happen regarding who pays what in taxes.

Oh how the dance has changed, huh?

Mitch “Get that N-word outta my White House” McConnell couldn’t name that tune now if the Mormon Tabernacle Choir was singing the tune right in front of him.