While in Sioux City Romney reacts to Obama's speech
By Sarah Te Slaa, Multimedia Producer/ Anchor - email
Romney speaks to media at Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney reacted to President Obama's speech early Friday morning in Sioux City.
Romney flew into the Sioux Gateway Airport Friday morning. He spoke to members of the media on the tarmac before heading up to Orange City, Iowa for a scheduled campaign stop.
"There is almost nothing the President has done in the last three-and-a-half to four years that gives the American people confidence that he knows what he's doing when it comes to jobs and the economy," says Romney. "There is certainty nothing that he said last night that gives the American people confidence that he knows what he would do to create jobs or build a stronger economy, so I think we have a very clear choice as people consider two people running for the presidency of the United States. I hope that my message will continue to connect with the people of America and they understand how my plan and the five steps of my plan will put 12 million people to work and bring rising take home pay."
Romney also reacted to the latest monthly jobs report. According to the report, August saw 96,000 new jobs, however, that still keeps the unemployment rate hovering above 8-percent for the 43rd consecutive month.
Romney placed the blame directly on President Obama.
"For almost every net new job created approximately, 4 people dropped out of the work force, seeing that kind of report is obviously disheartening to the American people who need work are having a hard time finding work," said Romney. "Real incomes, real wages are also not rising. This is a tough time for the middle class in America."
Romney spoke at a rally on the Northwestern College campus in Orange City, Iowa Friday afternoon.
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