View Full Version : Obama Private sector doing fine...and more Obama stupidity

06-08-2012, 12:20 PM

President Obama attributed the high unemployment rate to the size of the government payroll — which is not big enough, he explained, due to congressional Republicans.

. . .”The big challenge we have in our economy right now is state and local government hiring has been going in the wrong direction,” he explained, citing for Congress to avert the layoffs of police, firefighters, and other public employees that have taken place at the state level.



President Obama said Friday the “private sector is doing fine,” in a press briefing.

Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced unemployment rose to 8.2 percent in May after the economy added only 69,000 jobs–less than half of what some economists had expected.