I know, that sounds crazy, but let's look at his logic. From his op-ed today in Yahoo! News:
Predictably, the President is already claiming that his tax hike on the “rich” isn’t enough. I have news for him: the moment that he and virtually every elected Democrat in Washington signed off on the terms of the current arrangement, it was the last word on taxes. That debate is over.So, in McConnell's view, having passed a bill that increased taxes, that's it - no more talk AT ALL about raising taxes, EVER.
But waitaminit, Mitch! A bill was passed in 2011 that cut spending, by $1.2 Trillion.
So, by McConnell's logic, that would have been the end of cutting spending. No more talk AT ALL about cutting spending, EVER.
I know, I know.... trying to apply logic to a Republican's words is an exercise in futility, but it never hurts to point out what a hypocritical, sanctimonious bunch they are.