Friday, September 09, 2011

Sens. Graham, McCain react to president's speech By Molly K. Hooper - The Hill

09/08/11 08:11 PM ET

Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) were not wowed by President Obama's address to Congress on job creation.

McCain called Obama's speech "pretty predictable," saying that there were areas where GOP lawmakers could agree with the president's ideas. He did not specify which areas.

Graham added, "I haven't seen the bill. I think paying for it means you're going to raise taxes on job creators. I think that it's going to be hard for us to go back home and tell people we are raising taxes at a time when we need more jobs."

McCain chimed in, "I don't think you get 400 billion dollars out of billionaires and millionaires. But, we're for the employer tax cuts, we certainly know we have to reform Medicare."

Graham said that "any time you say that the speech is not grandstanding or class warfare, it probably is," as McCain laughed in agreement.

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