what i find baffling is the fact that mitch mcconnell calls raising taxes a "job killer" when what he is proposing as an alternative to deal with the deficit, deep cuts in spending, will literally kill jobs. when you cut funding, people get laid off. there's no getting around that. that's true of both public and private sector employers as a lot of "private" jobs are funded through federal grants that are on the potential chopping block. (and that's putting aside the multiplier effect)
mcconnell and the other leaders of the GOP are pushing to eliminate jobs to save the government money and ruling out revenue raising alternative to save as much money without eliminating those jobs it's that job saving alternative that they are nonsensically calling a "job killer."