“The nature of this bill reinforces the growing perception that this administration is not all that interested in economic policies that will actually work,” McConnell said. “[I]t’s more of a reelection plan than a jobs plan.”
McConnell went on to call Obama’s demand that the plan be passed immediately “political flourish” and said the administration had no real intention of having the bill called up in Congress.
“It’s an open secret which Democrats all over Washington have been acknowledging to reporters since the moment the president unveiled it,” McConnell said.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) took to the Senate floor shortly after McConnell’s remarks, however, and defended Obama’s plan as “carefully constructed … to move this country forward.”