Obama, Romney prepare to address new jobs report

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October 5, 2012, 5:37 am
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(NECN) - On the road to the White House on Friday, the candidates will be reacting to a new jobs report.
Economists are predicting that the unemployment rate will inch up from its current level of 8.1 percent.

This comes just days after the first presidential debate in which Mitt Romney hammered President Barack Obama for his handling of the economy.
That theme continued on Thursday on the campaign trail.

Romney told supporters, “We have two very different courses for America: trickle-down government or prosperity through freedom. And the trickle-down government that the president proposes is one where he will raise taxes on small businesses, which will kill jobs.

“The only way to pay for $5 trillion in new tax cuts and $2 trillion in new defense spending that the military says it doesn't need is by asking the middle class to pay more.”

In the meantime, Romney is changing his stance on those infamous comments about the 47 percent of America. He's now calling them “completely wrong” after initially saying the secretly-recorded remarks were ''not elegantly stated.''
The GOP nominee now says his campaign is about the 100 percent of America.

Tags: barack Obama, Mitt Romney, jobs report, unemployment rate, presidential election, presidential debate
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