Amid the onslaught of bad news last week, President Obama’s message was that we’d hit some “bumps in the road” and that people need to be patient in the face of what called economic “headwinds.” He even joked about the wildly mistaken predictions he and others at the White House made a couple years back about the job-creating potential of the Stimulus.
Well, Kentucky’s senior senator, U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, indicated today in remarks made on the Senate floor that he doesn’t share the president’s sense of humor on this subject.
“Over the past few weeks,” said McConnell, “Americans have gotten what seems like a daily dose of bad news about the state of the economy. Whether it’s more joblessness, threats from ratings agencies, the price of gasoline, goods and housing, or a slowdown in manufacturing, people are finding very little reason for optimism.”
Referring to President Obama’s quip about the mistaken predictions he and others at the White House made a couple years back about the job-creating potential of the Stimulus, the Senator responded, “Well, I don’t think the 14 million Americans who are looking for jobs right now and can’t find them find any of this very funny. I don’t think that the 23 percent of Americans who now owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth are laughing about their predicament. I don’t think recent college graduates out there who are burdened with tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt and who can’t find a job are amused that the Stimulus bill turned out to be a failure.”
McConnell said that the following facts “speak for themselves:”
Senator McConnell concluded by saying, “Americans don’t have infinite patience. They don’t want to be told to just wait a little longer when all the evidence shows that their circumstances and their prospects are only getting worse. They want a change in direction.”
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