McConnell on Obama Economy Campaign: 'Colossal Waste of Time'
On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blasted President Obama’s latest public relations campaign on the economy. Obama is scheduled to speak throughout the week about the state of the economy; on Wednesday, he will speak at Knox College in Illinois and the University of Central Missouri, and on Thursday, he will set off for Jacksonville Port Authority in Florida. McConnell said, “Every time he goes out and gives one of these speeches, it generates little more than a collective bipartisan eye roll. It’s just such a colossal waste of time and energy – resources that would be better spent actually working with both parties in Congress to grow the economy and create jobs.” Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) added, “Welcome to the conversation, Mr. president. We’ve never left it.”
Obama continues to push the message that the American economy is fundamentally unfair. “There’s no more important question for this country than how do we create an economy in which everybody who works hard feels like they can get ahead and feel some measure of security,” he said.