President Obama announced his latest effort to kick-start the economy and create jobs on Monday: a $50 billion infrastructure proposal that would improve the nation’s roads, railways and airport runways.
The president announced the plan at a town-hall style rally in Milwaukee:
House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio blasted the plan [in a statement](http://gopleader.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=205180), saying “we don’t need more government ‘stimulus’ spending”:
“If we’ve learned anything from the past 18 months, it’s that we can’t spend our way to prosperity. We don’t need more government ‘stimulus’ spending – we need to end Washington Democrats’ out-of-control spending spree, stop their tax hikes, and create jobs by eliminating the job-killing uncertainty that is hampering our small businesses.”
President Obama hit back during his Monday remarks, chastising the GOP as the “party of no.”
But the GOP may look to turn the “party of no” into a campaign cry. For evidence, watch this appearance by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on CNN’s “State of the Union” in July (pertinent portion starts at the 1:08 mark):
Video editing by Mike Fritz.