President Obama is playing “small-ball” politics by not addressing jobs and the economy, Sen. Kelly Ayotte told CNBC on Monday.
“It’s small-ball politics because he’s spending all his time talking about issues that don’t matter to the voters because he doesn’t want to talk about the dismal jobs reports we have had – over 40 months of over-8 percent unemployment,” she said on “The Kudlow Report.”
“We are facinging the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. We know if we don’t address it, we’ll go into a recession,” she added. “It’s deeply troubling, and he doesn’t want to talk about the big-picture issues.”
Ayotte took issue with the $16 trillion federal debt.
“We added $5 trillion to the debt during his presidency,” she said. “That’s why you hear him talking about what I call issues that don’t have anything to do with what’s going to drive this election, which is economy and jobs, so small-ball politics. Our country deserves better.”