Republican leadership blames Obama for weak job numbers
Monday, July 09, 2012 Construction
The employment situation in the United States has struggled quite a bit over the past few months, leading some to blame President Barack Obama for the slow progress.
During a recent interview with Fox News Sunday, the head of the Republican National Committee (RNC) said that since Obama has taken office, hundreds of thousands have lost their jobs. He made the comments just days after a Labor Department release which showed that hiring had slowed during the last quarter, leading to the lowest figures in two years.
He said that if the U.S. wanted to get back on the right track in terms of jobs, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney needed to be elected in November.
"There are almost a half a million more people unemployed today than four years ago," RNC chairman Reince Priebus told the news channel. "Fire Obama and hire Romney. That’s the best stimulus program for the country."
For its part, the White House pointed to some positive news from within the latest jobs report. The executive branch touted the fact that some 11,000 new positions were filled in the manufacturing sector, which has struggled in many regions of the country over the past several years, ABC News reports.
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