McConnell Takes Credit for Economic Growth

McConnell Takes Credit for Economic Growth January 8, 2015

I’ve long been a critic of those who give the credit or blame for the economy to the president, regardless of party. The causal link is nearly always tenuous at best. But even more ridiculous is Sen. Mitch McConnell, who claims that the economy has picked up because people anticipated a Republican takeover of the Senate.

“Let’s pass legislation that focuses on jobs and the real concerns of the Middle Class.

“After so many years of sluggish growth, we’re finally starting to see some economic data that can provide a glimmer of hope; the uptick appears to coincide with the biggest political change of the Obama Administration’s long tenure in Washington: the expectation of a new Republican Congress. So this is precisely the right time to advance a positive, pro-growth agenda.

He’s following the advice of Grover Norquist, who said a week ago that Republicans should stop claiming that the economy is bad and start claiming, instead, that the economy is great and they should get the credit.


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