Threat from mounting public job losses tested Obama’s economic strategy

“Since the beginning of his term, state and local governments have shed 611,000 employees — including 196,000 educators — according to government statistics.”

“‘We’re not going to get this economy going by growing the government,’ Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said last year. ‘It’s the private sector that’s ultimately going to drive the recovery.'”

McConnell’s stated number one goal? Prevent President Obama from getting re-elected…

Via Washington Post

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