Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sen McConnell Unloads On Obama Over Jobs Bill -- 'There's No Education In The 2nd Kick Of a Mule'

QUESTION: President Obama on this bus trip is mocking Republicans (inaudible) sponsored a job plan. Can you react to that?

McCONNELL: You know, the -- the President I think has become convinced that the economy is not likely to be much better a year from now. So he has started the campaign 13 months early and he's trying to convince the American people that it's anybody else's fault but his that we're where we are.

It must be the fault of those Republicans in Congress. It must be the fault of those rich people. It must be the fault of those people on Wall Street. I don't think the American people are going to fall for it. He's been President now for three years -- for three years. We've run the debt up, the national debt up 35 percent as he's tried to prime the pump and borrow and spend our way into prosperity.

I think complaints about Congress fall on deaf ears. He owned the Congress for the first two years. They did everything he wanted -- everything. The only thing they forgot to do, I don't why they overlooked this, they forgot to raise taxes. But they did everything else. They borrowed. They spent. They overregulated. And all of those policies are in place, and you can see how much it's done for the economy: 1.5 million jobs lost since the first stimulus. Now, he's coming back and asking us to do it again. You all have heard this before 'cause it's one of my favorite sayings. At home we say there's no education the second kick of a mule. We've already done this. We've tried it. It failed.

So I know he's desperately interested in trying to blame anybody else, but he's the president of the United States, he set the agenda, he got everything he wanted, and it didn't work. And so I think next year the American people will have to decide whether they want more of the same or whether they want to go in a different direction.

Thanks a lot

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