Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney hit President Barack Obama this morning off the July jobs report, in which the unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.3 per cent. He called the report a “hammer blow” to middle-class families.Here’s Romney’s statement blasted out this morning:
“Today’s increase in the unemployment rate is a hammer blow to struggling middle-class families. Yesterday I launched my Plan for a Stronger Middle Class that will bring more jobs and more take home pay. My plan will turn things around and bring the economy roaring back, with twelve million new jobs created by the end of my first term. President Obama doesn’t have a plan and believes that the private sector is ‘doing fine.’ Obviously, that is not the case. We’ve now gone 42 consecutive months with the unemployment rate above eight per cent. Middle class Americans deserve better, and I believe America can do better.”
Non-farm payrolls did add 163K new jobs, an improvement over the last few months.
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