Obama: “The Private Sector is Doing Fine”
Now, folks, maybe I’m getting a little old. I am. We’re all getting older. And maybe my mind is starting to wander. But I could have sworn about an hour ago, a little over an hour ago, I coulda sworn that I just heard the president of the United States say in his remarks about the economy that the private sector’s doing fine. He said the private sector’s doing fine. He said the problem is government jobs. That’s the jobs we’re losing. State, local government, those are the jobs that are in peril. Private sector is doing fine.
Now, not even Obama can believe that, and does he really expect us to buy it? Maybe that was meant to be a dirty joke that we don’t get. Maybe that was a double entendre, private sector doing fine. There’s a transcript. Here it is. “What about the Republicans saying that you’re blaming the Europeans for the failures of your own policies?” Obama: “Well, truth of the matter is, as I said, we created 4.3 million jobs over the last 27 months, over 800,000 just this year alone. The private sector’s doing fine. Where we’re seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government.” Now, notice he’s trying to blame the weakness in our economy on budget cuts being made by state and local government.