McConnell : Obama Keeping 'Pink Slips' a Secret Until After Elections (VIDEO)Submitted by emalvini on Tue, 07/31/2012 - 23:19
McConnell : Obama Keeping 'Pink Slips' a Secret Until Elections (VIDEO)
By Pete Kasperowicz - 07/31/12 01:13 PM ET
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) accused President Obama of trying to hide the effects of next year's so-called "sequester" spending cuts on government jobs in order to avoid alerting workers that they could be laid off just before the election.
"The president doesn't want people reading about pink slips in the weeks before his election, so the White House is telling people to keep the effects of these cuts secret — don't tell anybody, he says, keep it a secret — until, of course, after the election," McConnell said on the Senate floor Tuesday.