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Counting the private sector saying it's doing fine.
Hours later he -- back that statement with this he said -- the python it's absolutely clear of the economy is not fine.
So -- -- president which want.
Joining me now is Democrat strategist Rick -- god now I know that you are Democrats here on the left of the -- the great divide understand that break.
But you've surely you you cannot agree with the president.
About private enterprise you Cantonese just not doing fine in.
Well good morning Stuart first I don't think the president agrees with the president said it was a -- it was say an artful so why -- you say in our public slip of the well isn't.
Not yet let let me tell you what what happened.
It was an.
It was one of those things look when Mitt Romney told -- saw that he enjoyed firing people.
I did not take him literally and you know that I never criticize him for the statement because I knew what he -- these things happen -- the good news.
For -- for the Romney campaign is that they can give their copy -- a few weeks dot because we're gonna be hearing this line over and over and over again.
Cannot tell you I'm out of an intra have been about China what I'm going to be hearing I was -- very caffeine to what the president said.
What he wants to do to fix the economy fix the employment situation.
He wants more government workers.
He thinks the way to stimulate the economy is -- government spending that's what he thinks.
You believe that we should liberate private enterprise know what should regulate private enterprise he wants -- -- small government spending more debt and that is much more frightening than a slip of the song about whether or not they -- the private sector is doing fine.
He's a government man -- -- you know that -- You know it's really strange I was listening to the same speech and somehow I heard it very differently here's what the president pointed out.
He pointed out that we've got over four point two million new jobs in the private sector not good -- not but not that.
And where the real job losses are coming from is in fact in the public sector.
I'll -- going home tonight Larry direct records without a weekend to look at that's a we haven't got it.
I'm looking at the Bureau of Labor Statistics their own -- Bureau of Labor Statistics okay.
Right federal government look -- have increased.
Federal workers have increased.
People since January of 2000 and yet here's and here's the private sector is.
Down -- Four point six million jobs since January of 2008.
Here's here's the problem the problem -- looking at the federal numbers and as the president actually said.
These job losses are coming through state and municipal employees you're seeing teachers go they're not federal employees York city firefighters getting laid out.
What what he -- so well I want to -- what.
Haven't really -- funnel more money to the studies said that they keep -- -- -- -- about what -- -- go towards paying money towards exorbitant pensions for firefighters and teachers and -- and other government because that's the -- let your expectations -- at this point I'm quite sure there's a big -- left the building -- vote for -- San Jose and in San Diego I -- site that I don't -- -- -- nonsense that market and that's my point.
That's my point let me finish that's the entire point what you're seeing happen throughout the country are pensions being cut receive these employees don't.
Contribute I don't know little about the layoffs already -- well 'cause we insist on paying these lavish pensions to retired government -- us.
They are laying off young people to pay off all people that's what's happening.
And yet you yourself -- said look what happened in in those two cities in California.
The people voted to make changes -- -- pensions it is what's happening we side in Wisconsin is what's happening.
But that doesn't change the fact that teachers are being laid.
You know what I found really -- was governor Romney's response when he was taking advantage of the president's GAAP.
Saying we don't want more firefighters we don't want where teachers win in this country.
Did it become cool to say we don't want teachers.
What is that about because until some.
On your support on paying this outrageous pensions to retired local government look -- -- that the ones who would getting the money teaching is not being done.
Policing is not being done with simply paying off their lavish pensions and it's -- and Rick I don't know whether that's yet we're at a time and give -- ten seconds ago getting -- would -- ten seconds.
So when a cop goes out on the street who risked his life he's not doing his job he's counting his pension money no I didn't say that that's that I cannot assess how -- -- as an -- we are laying off young people.
To pay the exorbitant pensions of retired government will -- that's what we're doing and that's what a lot of people object to on what the president does not understand.
-- on god thank you very much indeed.