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McConnell: Spending is nation’s ‘biggest problem’

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday said Republicans will demand steep spending cuts during the next round of budget negotiations.

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McConnell, in an interview with ABC’s “This Week,” said President Obama had won all he’s going to get on taxes in last week’s agreement to extend the George W. Bush-era tax rates for most taxpayers.

“The tax issue is finished, over, completed. That’s behind us now. The question is: What are we going to do about the biggest problem confronting us and our future?” McConnell said.

McConnell said the next round of negotiations over a deal to raise the debt-ceiling would need to include Democratic concessions on spending.

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