"We've got a couple of sectors in our economy that is still weak. Overall, the private sector has been doing a good job of creating jobs," Obama said. "The big challenge we have in our economy right now is state and local government hiring has been going in the wrong direction."
But wait! Obama can explain:
The president, in response to a question Friday afternoon in the Oval Office, backtracked somewhat on his comments his morning that "the private sector is doing fine."Presumably the presser was supposed to fix things. Inexplicably, it did not. Fortunately this is not a problem since scapegoats are at hand.
"It is absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine. That's why I had a press conference," Obama said.
"You know, and what I'm interested in hearing from Congress and Mr. Romney is what steps are they willing to take right now that are going to make an actual difference?" Obama asked. "And so far, all we've heard are additional tax cuts to the folks who are doing fine, as opposed to taking steps that would actually help deal with the weaknesses in the economy and promote the kind of economic growth that we would all like to see."Mr. President, I'd like to go on record as saying I'm not to be included in your definition of "we all."