Weighing in on the Obama campaign’s criticism of GOP opponent Mitt Romney’s work as the CEO of Bain Capital, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell labeled the Obama administration the “most anti-business” White House since “the Carter years.”
But Majority Leader Harry Reid disagreed, saying he has “no problem” with the president’s surrogates attacking Bain. (VIDEO: Obama: Bain debate ‘is what the campaign is going to be about’)
“The whole notion of earned success, and of capitalism, seems to be under attack by this administration across the board — not just in the campaign, but through the actions of the government itself,” McConnell told reporters at the Capitol Tuesday. ”They seem to have forgotten what made this country great and what has lifted literally millions of Americans out of poverty for a long period of time.”
“It’s been a robust capitalist system. I think the view of this administration is that if you are making a profit, you must be up to no good. You must either mistreating your employees or cheating your customers or both.” (RELATED: Obama stands by hits on Romney’s Bain Capital days)
“This is certainly the most anti-business administration since the Carter years,” McConnell added, ”and at least you could say this for President Carter: He was largely incompetent. This administration has actually done a lot of damage to the country. We hope we can begin to clean up the mess and repair the damage after the election.”
Reid had a different opinion.
“I believe that Governor Romney, who holds himself up to be this great businessman, should have to — should have his record looked at. I have no problem with this,” he said Tuesday on Capitol Hill.