Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi clashed on Sunday over the prospect of another round of tax increases on the wealthy.
In separate television appearances, Pelosi said she isn't ruling out pushing for higher taxes on upper-income earners, while McConnell ruled out raising tax revenue again entirely and insisted the focus turn to spending cuts.
On raising taxes on high earners once again, Pelosi told CBS' "Face the Nation" that "I'm saying that's not off the table." The California Democrats said she isn't getting into specifics, but she did discuss changes to tax law that might involve deductions and other breaks.
But McConnell remained adamant about eschewing further tax increases.
"The tax issue is finished, over, completed," the Kentucky Republican said on ABC's "This Week." "That's behind us. Now the question is what are we going to do about the biggest problem confronting our country and our future, and that's our spending addiction."