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Mitch McConnell might spend his days as the Republican leader in the U.S. Senate, but by night, he's a working class hero—or at least that's what his message is:
Speaking on the Senate floor, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill Wednesday to assist working-class Kentucky parents take care of their children.
The "Working Parents Home Office Act" would give parents a tax deduction for their home office if they have a baby crib.
Wow. Such a champion of the little guy. This completely makes up for the fact that he wants to repeal health care for one in 10 Kentuckians, refuses to allow a vote on raising the minimum wage, and opposes legislation to guarantee that women get paid the same as men for the same work. As his opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes says:
"Mitch McConnell has some nerve to suddenly show concern about low wages for workers after he voted against increasing Kentuckians' wages over 15 times," said Grimes. "The contrast between my opponent and me on strengthening the middle class could not be starker: I'm proud to have led the nation in calling to raise the minimum wage for all Kentuckians."
The Grimes campaign pointed out the McConnell has opposed everything from the Family and Medical Leave Act to tax credits for child care, which pretty much explains why McConnell is trying to change the subject from his record. With his numbers sagging in the polls and with five months to go until Election Day, the last thing McConnell wants is for people to focus on is what he's actually done, because if they do that, he's going to lose.