“The specifics we got yesterday only reinforce the impression that this was largely a political exercise,” McConnell said of the revenue-raising measures recommended by the White House.

“They undermine the President’s claim that it’s a bipartisan proposal — because much of what he’s proposing has already been rejected on a bipartisan basis. The half-trillion dollar tax hike the White House proposed yesterday will not only face a tough road in Congress among Republicans, but from Democrats too,” McConnell said.