Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s remarks on NBC’s “Meet the Press” this morning on the “Obama recovery” stood on sharp contrast to those made by Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on CNN’s “State of the Union”.

The economy was actually worse off than before President Barack Obama took office, Gingrich said.

The former presidential candidate said the reduced unemployment numbers are a trick of fancy accounting because many Americans either have given up looking for a job or they just cannot find one, and the unemployment numbers do not include individuals who have stopped receiving unemployment benefits but have not returned to work.

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