Mitt Romney has been anticipating this day for the past week or two. He just hammered President Barack Obama on another bad month of job growth, as nonfarm payrolls expanded by just 80,000 net jobs. Romney called the 8.2 per cent unemployment rate “unacceptable.”
“The President’s policies have clearly not been successful,” Romney said.
“The highest tax rates in the world do not create jobs. The highest regulatory burdens in the world do not create jobs,” he added.
Romney gave the speech in Wolfeboro, N.H., where his family is vacationing. He called the manufacturing reports “troubling,” saying they “indicate manufacturing is not growing either domestically or in our exports.
He hit Obama hard for not moving the country “forward” on jobs, a dig at the President’s campaign slogan.
“‘Forward’ doesn’t look a lot like forward to the millions and millions of families that are struggling today,” Romney said.
“It doesn’t have to be this way,” Romney said, closing his speech. “This kick in the gut has got to end.”
He took a couple questions after his speech, including one about his family’s vacation in Wolfeboro.
“I hope that more Americans are able to take vacations,” Romney said.
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