McConnell: Obama’s budget ‘not a serious document’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said people aren’t taking President Obama’s 2015 budget seriously because “it’s not a very serious document.”

Obama released his $3.9 trillion budget earlier Tuesday. McConnell criticized it for increasing taxes and spending.

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“It hasn’t ginned up very much excitement,” McConnell said on the Senate floor. “Folks just aren’t taking it very seriously, because it’s not a very serious document.”

McConnell said Obama was just trying to appeal to his base during an election year.

“Rather than put together a constructive blueprint the two parties could use as a jumping off point to get our economy moving and our fiscal house in order, the president has once again opted for the political stunt — for a budget that’s more about firing up the president’s base in an election year than about solving the nation’s biggest and most persistent long-term challenges,” McConnell said. 

McConnell urged Obama to stop proposing his same “failed policies” of taxing, spending and regulating. He instead told Obama to do more to help the middle class.