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Reid: Individual Jobs Bills To Be Paid For With Taxes On Millionaires


That leaves Republicans to choose between supporting bipartisan jobs legislation or violating their tax pledges. Which do you think they'll pick? To short circuit this plan, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he wants to hand off the responsibility for advancing jobs legislation to the deficit Super Committee -- and let them figure out how to pay for it.

"There are government actions that we can take," McConnell told reporters. "We may take some of these on a bipartisan basis before the end of the year. Some of them are probably going to be considered by the Joint Select Committee."

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