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AUDIO: McConnell Whines About 'Gosh Darn' Minimum Wage Bill

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"And we're not going to be debating all these gosh darn proposals. That's all we do in the Senate is vote on things like raising the minimum wage ... cost the country 500,000 new jobs; extending unemployment—that's a great message for retirees," he said. "Uh, the student loan package the other day, that's just going to make things worse, uh. These people believe in all the wrong things."

Just before the conference, McConnell led Republican senators in blocking Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) bill that would have let students refinance their loans.

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