McConnell's leadership office hammers on tax cut issue with video

09/21/2010 05:35 PM

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office posted a Web video on Tuesday hitting Democrats — and specifically President Barack Obama — over the issue of whether to extend the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts.

Those tax cuts are set to expire at the end of the year. And Republicans have been driving home their message that it would be a tax increase to let those taxes expire at the end of the year. The tax cuts mostly affect the upper and middle class tax brackets.

The video is part of the ongoing campaign by Republican leaders to make the tax cuts a central theme leading up to November’s midterm elections. Here’s the video:

McConnell told cn|2 Politics last month that extending the tax cuts are important for businesses who are set up as public limited company (PLC) and file taxes as an individual. Letting the cuts expire would be like a tac increase on them and could stunt potential job growth, he said.

In Kentucky, key Democratic candidates like U.S. Senate nominee Jack Conway and Congressman Ben Chandler of the 6th District have said they favor keeping most of the tax cuts.


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