Gingrich, Wasserman Schultz split over the Obama economic record

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s remarks on NBC’s “Meet the Press” this morning on the “Obama recovery” stood on sharp contrast to those made by Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz on  CNN’s “State of the Union”.

The economy was actually worse off than before President Barack Obama took office, Gingrich said.

The former presidential candidate said the reduced unemployment numbers are a trick of fancy accounting because many Americans either have given up looking for a job or they just cannot find one, and the unemployment numbers do not include individuals who have stopped receiving unemployment benefits but have not returned to work.

Can you afford four more years of Barack Obama?” Gingrich asked. “I think the problem the president’s got you’re a normal America.

“Can you afford four more years of this economy? and can you afford four more years of this kind of debt? … The unemployment rate under Romney came down. The fact that he was able to balance the budget as he had to under the law of Massachusetts, and the fact is he does know a great deal more about job creation than Barack Obama.”

Wasserman Schultz, by contrast, spun the Obama economic record as a success.

“President Obama has acknowledged that while we’ve made progress, he is not satisfied with the progress that we’ve made.  We need to continue to push hard,” Wasserman Shultz said. “We’ve got a long way to go.”

Wasserman Schultz slammed Romney labeling his economic formula as the “failed policies of the past.”

“We need to continue to push hard,” Wasserman Shultz said. “We’ve got a long way to go. but we have made progress by making investments in the economy, by striking a balance and making sure that through tax breaks for small businesses and the middle class, 18 different tax breaks for small businesses, [and] an opportunity that we’ve taken advantage of to cut taxes for the middle class…”

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  1. Charles says:

    D. Waserman Schultz, another lib nutcase who should be commited.

  2. Gloria Wedemeyer says:

    I really don’t know what the people in her district are thinking by electing her. The unemployment was not over 8 percent until he took office and remember what he said if we passed the stimulus package, it would not go over 8 percent, but it immediately went that high and stayed that way now for almost 4 years. Just how much time do these liberal need, maybe 50.

  3. minnie says:

    Newt is saying the truth, whereas debbie is just repeating what they told her to say. , failed policies of the past, debbie this economy is something NEW for all of us, obamas economy is the worse we have ever seen. Everyday he stays there longer the more ways he finds to STILL blame Bush. Debbie are you still NOT EMBARRASSED or do u not know what that means You can never start to compare obamas experience of registering people to vote as a community organizer. Too many people have that experience. Romneys experience as a CEO, HIRING PROPLE and being somebodies BOSS. oBAMA IS NOT EVEN IN THE SAME LEAGUE. Valerie Jarrett is still training him.

  4. joe says:

    I’m waiting for Debbie’s bugeyes to pop out. She impresses me as someone that’s been programmed to say a rehearsed answer regardless of what the question is. Her answer may not relate to the question at all.

  5. M Papageorge says:

    I’m ashamed that Wasserman Schultz is a Rep from Florida!! She is blinded from the truth!

  6. turfdome says:

    This economy is probably God’s judgement on the US for electing a person without even the most basic determination as to whether or not he was truthfully qualified or even eligible to ‘apply’ for the job. While I am sure he has a high opinion of his abilities, that should never have been the entire basis for the Democrats Partyto let him run without even checking to see if he met the minimum standards. I suspect the Dems in a position to know were flush with their 2006 Congress win and thought they could get away with anything, making them complict with defrauding the world.

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