FILE - In this May 22, 2012 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. The White House continues to push marginal jobs initiatives in the wake of the latest bleak economic reports. Republicans counter that acting now to extend all of the Bush tax cuts can best give the economy a summer jolt. But there's little common ground for doing much of anything before the November elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)