By: Kevin Robillard
|A Republican Senator dismissed the final stages of negotiations to avert the fiscal cliff — and perhaps a recession — as “inconsequential” on Monday.
“Whatever happens today is really inconsequential,” Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe. “It really doesn’t matter. It’s going to happen. We will have a solution.”
In a follow-up interview with POLITICO, Corker made clear he meant the deal would be “inconsequential” to efforts to reduce the federal deficit, not to the overall health of the economy. Continue reading “Bob Corker: Cliff deal ‘doesn’t matter’”