Saturday, June 09, 2012

McDonnell responds to Obama's 'doing fine' comment

On Friday, President Barack Obama stated that "the private sector is doing fine." In response, Governor Bob McDonnell (R-VA) issued the following statement:
"During a press conference today on the economy, President Obama made the astonishing claim that 'the private sector is doing fine.' This is news to the more than 240,000 Virginians who are still looking for work. The fact is while they look for work they are hindered by the avalanche of taxes, regulations and hostile attacks on job creators emanating from President Obama's White House.

"Here in Virginia, Republicans are focused on pro-growth policies that encourage businesses to create jobs and hire workers, and that approach is getting results. But we still have a long ways to go before our economy is back on track. The national unemployment rate has been over 8 percent for 40 months. That's unacceptable. That's not fine. And that startling statistic demonstrates why we need new leadership in this nation. We need a President who knows that there is nothing "fine" about 23 million Americans unemployed, underemployed or so dismayed that they are no longer even looking for work.

"Today's comments by the President just make it even more clear: we need a pro-jobs, common-sense leader like Mitt Romney in the White House."

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