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“The truth of the matter is that, as I said, we created 4.3 million jobs over the last 27 months, over 800,000 just this year alone. The private sector is doing fine. Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government.”
The chairman of Pennsylvania’s Republican Party said Friday afternoon that Obama’s remarks “show that he is completely out of touch with Pennsylvanians who have to deal with the negative effects of his policies every day.”
“Medical device companies who are taxed an additional 2.3% thanks to Obamacare aren’t ‘doing fine.’ Pennsylvanians struggling to find jobs where unemployment is 8.2% nationally aren’t ‘doing fine,’” Chairman Rob Gleason said in a prepared statement. “Governor Corbett’s jobs-first agenda has helped put Pennsylvania back on track, but it’s clear we need a President who understands our economy and can get all Americans back to work as well.