Obama, Romney Trade Fire on Jobs Report

It's a 'kick in the gut' or a 'step in the right direction'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2012 1:23 PM CDT

(Newser) – It's the first Friday of the month, which means President Obama and Mitt Romney are trading accusations about a weak jobs report:

  • Obama: The jobs growth may be tepid, but "it's a step in the right direction," he said in Ohio. "It's still tough out there," but returning Republicans to power will only make things worse. Of his opponent: “Mr. Romney’s … company, how he started, were called the ‘pioneers of business outsourcing.’ That’s his experience. My experience is working with workers and management to save the auto industry. I’ll fight to save your jobs.” More at Politico.

  • Romney: "This kick in the gut has got to end," he said in New Hampshire. “Millions and millions of families are struggling because the president’s policies haven’t worked. 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.” More at the Hill.

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