McConnell: Talk of tax hikes 'absurd' and a non-starter in debt talks

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McConnell also laid out the price he plans to exact from Democrats in exchange for leading his caucus to vote to lift the debt ceiling later in the summer.

He said any package must included cuts in spending over the short term of two years, cuts in the medium term over 10 years with enforceable caps on spending and “meaningful reform to entitlements.”