Published On: Sat, Jun 9th, 2012

Mitt Romney fires back at President Obama on policemen, firemen and teachers while in Iowa

Mitt Romney is seeking to capitalize on a damaging mistake Friday by President Barack Obama when the President made the comment that “the private sector is doing fine.” Romney was delivering a speech in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Mitt Romney speech Council Bluffs Iowa June 8 2012

Mitt Romney delivering his speech in Council Bluffs,Iowa on June 8, 2012 Photo/Youtube screenshot

“And his answer for economic vitality, by the way, was, of course, pushing aside the private sector, which he said is doing fine. Instead, he wants to add more to government. He wants another stimulus. He wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message in Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”

The Romney campaign, the Republican National Committee and Republicans, including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), piled onto the president in the hours following Obama’s gaffe, sending out press release after press release mocking and criticizing his comment.

The Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee have responded by sending out their own torrent of press releases. They were joined by the AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union and the National Education Association.

Public sector versus private sector battle seems to be heating up with each candidate and his party stoking the fire.

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