President Obama delivered remarks in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Tuesday, highlighting his plan to create jobs for the middle class.

Here’s an excerpt from an editorial in the Times Free Press, Chattanooga’s newspaper, headlined “Take your jobs plan and shove it, Mr. President”:

… [Y]our jobs creation plans so far have included a ridiculous government spending spree and punitive tax increase on job creators that were passed, as well as a minimum wage increase that, thankfully, was not. Economists — and regular folks with a basic understanding of math — understand that these are three of the most damaging policies imaginable when a country is mired in unemployment and starving for job growth. …

So excuse us, Mr. President, for our lack of enthusiasm for your new jobs program. Here in Chattanooga we’re still reeling from your old one.

@eScarry