News In Video: Commentary On Jobs Report
First Romney Then Obama “I hope more Americans are able to take vacations,” Romney said. “If I’m president of the United States, I’m going to work very hard to make sure we have good jobs for all Americans who want good jobs and as part of a good job the capacity to take a vacation now and then with their loved ones.” June is the fourth month of flat growth, which Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus said defines the “Obama economy” as one of “chronically high unemployment.” “Once again, the monthly jobs report brings devastating news for the millions of Americans looking for work,” Priebus said in a written statement released to the media. “Our country is coming out of the worst quarter of job creation in two years.” “The president brought us back from the brink of another Depression but he doesn’t believe our work is done,” Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said in a statement. “He’s got a plan to restore the middle class and create a million jobs now that Mitt Romney opposes and Republican leaders have blocked.” While the White House emphasized silver linings in expanded manufacturing and private-sector work hours — and while the economy is moving in a positive direction, albeit slowly — the sluggish improvement is likely to put Obama and Democrats on the defensive. “It is critical that we continue the policies that build an economy that works for the middle class and makes us stronger and more secure as we dig our way out of the deep hole that was caused by the severe recession,” Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Alan Krueger said in a written statement. – ABC News Brief