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July 8th, 2012
11:02 AM ET

McConnell: This is the most "tepid" recovery

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke about jobs and the economy, what he referred to as a “tepid recovery.”

McConnell: "We have got 41 straight months now of unemployment above 8 percent, 41 straight months. Candy, this is the most tepid recovery - if it is a recovery - from a deep recession in American history."

"The economy is just sputtering along and the reason for that, in my judgment, is because of what the administration chose to do: spend, borrow, pass this new ObamaCare law with its penalty tax in it, its mandate tax. All of this is slowing the economy down."

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