IS OBAMA RIGHT IN HIS;' Barack Obama attacks Congress and Mitt Romney after weak jobs report'?
In his weekly address to the nation, the president blamed intransigence in Washington for slowing the progress of measures aimed at getting Americans back to work.
Meanwhile a new campaign video released Saturday accused his Republican rival for the White House of profiting from the outsourcing of US jobs to India and the far east.
The 30-second attack ad also seeks to undermine Romney's claim that he will get tough on China over its trading practices and alleged currency manipulation should he be elected president in November.
The Republican presidential candidate has accused the White House of failing to act over measures by Beijing that have hurt domestic companies.
In the ad released Saturday, Romney is seen at a campaign debate stating that "the Chinese are smiling all the way to the bank, taking our jobs and taking a lot of our future".
"He made a fortune letting it happen," a narrator adds
The claim follows reports in the Washington Post this week that during his time at private equity firm Bain Capital, Romney was directly involved in decisions that led to the outsourcing of American jobs in a bid to cut costs.
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