Romney, Obama Trade Barbs Over Jobs Numbers
by News Editor
Politico – President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney faced off with starkly opposing views of the new jobs numbers Friday — Romney called them a “kick in the gut” while Obama saw “a step in the right direction” — as the U.S. economy added only 80,000 jobs in June and the nation’s unemployment rate remained stuck at 8.2 percent.
“Millions and millions of families are struggling because the president’s policies haven’t worked,” Romney said during a press conference in Wolfeboro, N.H., shortly after the Labor Department reported the new figures which were widely regarding as disappointing. “The president’s policies have clearly not been successful in reigniting this economy, in putting people back to work and in opening factories across this country.”