Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., issued a statement responding to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who visited Louisville on Monday to support President Obama’s jobs bill. Geithner toured the UPS air hub and said if Congress would pass the American Jobs Act it would help local companies by investing $450 million in Kentucky railways, roads and aviation. But McConnell says if the White House is serious about job creation it will give up the jobs plan and go in the opposite direction.
From McConnell’s office:
“I appreciate Secretary Geithner’s visit to Kentucky and his efforts to highlight the great work of the employees at Louisville’s largest employer, UPS. I believe that if this administration spent more time in the commonwealth listening to hard working Kentuckians they would have decided against doubling down on a failed economic strategy. With sky-high unemployment and stagnant growth, it’s my hope that the secretary will listen to what Kentuckians are saying about their taxing, spending and regulating strategy and go in a different direction when he returns to Washington.”