Romney Pounces on Six-Month Lapse in Obama Jobs Council Meetings; while Obama golfs and goes to ball games..what say you ??
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – A fired-up Mitt Romney enlisted small-business
owners at a town hall on Wednesday in his reenergized offensive against
President Obama, arguing that Obama is so disinterested in job creation
that he hasn’t met with his jobs council for six months.
“You know what he's been doing over the last six months?" Romney
asked in a crowded gymnasium at a community center here. “In the last
six months he has held 100 fundraisers. And guess how many meetings he
has had with his jobs council? None. Zero. Zero in the last six
It was a reference to a Politico article
that said that the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness had
not met publicly since January. Asked why, White House press secretary
Jay Carney said on Wednesday that Obama “has obviously got a lot on his
plate” but that he “solicits and receives input and advice from members
of his jobs council and others about economic initiatives all the time.”
Politico noted in its article that some on the 26-member council have not endorsed Obama for re-election.
Romney has been making hay out of Obama’s statement last week that
“if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made
that happen.” Obama made the remark after citing roads, bridges,
schools, and other services that businesses need to thrive. Romney
argued on Wednesday that the comment shows how out of touch Obama is
with the “character of America,” and he asked those in the audience who
owned a business to stand and be recognized.
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