President Obama sought today to shift blame for the bumpy economy to congressional Republicans, saying too many of them are “standing in the way” of recovery.

“Either they say they want to do nothing … or they want to double down on some of the policies that didn’t work and got us into this mess in the first place,” Obama told voters in Iowa, citing in particular proposed tax cuts for the wealthy.

Ticking off another item on his congressional “To-Do List,” Obama called for an extension of tax credits for clean-energy projects during a visit to a wind-power manufacturing plant in Newton.

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