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Obama: Jobs report is a 'step in the right direction


Well, that's one way to look at it...

POLAND, Ohio -- President Obama brushed past a gloomy jobs report today, saying that the economy has created 4.4 million new jobs in the past 28 months.

"That's a step in the right direction," Obama told some 350 supporters packed into an elementary school gym. "But we can't be satisfied."

Obama spoke just a few hours after the Labor Department reported only 80,000 jobs in June, not enough to keep the economy growing -- a point quickly made by Republican candidate Mitt Romney and other GOP lawmakers.

Aaaaand here's another:

Noting that the unemployment rate remains at 8.2%, Romney blamed Obama economic policies and said: "It doesn't have to be this way. America can do better and this kick in the gut has got to end."
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