PRESTONSBURG — U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell addressed an assembly of four area chambers of commerce Wednesday, using the time to lay out his reasons for why he believes voters should opt for a change in the presidential election this year.
McConnell, who serves as minority leader of the Senate, addressed a lunchtime gathering of the Floyd County, Southeast Kentucky, Letcher County and Johnson County chambers at the Wilkinson-Stumbo Convention Center. During his speech, he laid out his reasons for believing the country would be better off if former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney defeated President Barack Obama on Nov. 6.
“It’s time for the American people to make a judgment, about whether they want the next four years to be just like the last four years,” McConnell said.
McConnell said the president has experimented with a “European” style of government during his first term, and said that experiment has failed.
“We’ve had an experiment here in very, very big government,” McConnell said, “four years in a row of trillion-dollar deficits, each year, trillion-dollar deficits. We now have a debt the size of our economy. When you have a debt the size of your economy, you look a lot like Greece.”Read the full article from the Hazard Herald