US Senator John Thune (RS.D.), Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, earlier today spoke on the Senate floor to criticize the Democrat-led Senate's lack of fiscal discipline that led to the current fiscal crisis, as well as Democrats' continued instance to tax more so Washington can spend more. Full video remarks can be found above.
Senators McConnell (R-KY), Thune (R-SD), Barrasso (R-WY), and Blunt (R-MO) discuss the current situation regarding the fiscal cliff. The Republican plan to avert the fiscal cliff includes protecting the middle class and small businesses, enacting pro-growth tax reform, reforming entitlements to save and protect Medicare and Social Security, and cutting runaway government spending.