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Doing Fine?

Obama can’t fix a problem he can’t see.

No, you heard him right. At a press conference this morning, the President of the United States actually said, “The private sector is doing fine.”

Mr. President, are you paying attention? Take off the rose-colored glasses. (Although, thanks to your fashion industry fundraising friends, I’m sure they’re very stylish rose-colored glasses.)

The private sector is small businesses. It’s middle class families that run them. It’s entrepreneurs and start ups and job creators. And it’s not “doing fine.” Incomes are dropping, prices are rising, and the future is becoming more uncertain.

Twenty-three million Americans are struggling to find work. Forty-six million are living in poverty. Families can barely figure out how to make ends meet. The unemployment rate has been above 8 percent for 40 months—the longest period of such chronically high unemployment since World War II.

We knew President Obama was hostile to the private sector. We knew he did not understand free enterprise. We just did not realize he was this astoundingly out of touch.

President Obama has candidly, honestly, exposed his economic worldview. He believes big government needs to create more jobs, not the private sector. Forget free enterprise, he says. We need more government! More bureaucracy! More deficit spending!

The people of Wisconsin have something to say on that matter.

This is the danger of a president who has zero private sector experience. He does not understand what policies are good for the economy because he does not even recognize what’s wrong with the economy.

So we get ObamaCare, massive regulations, and plans for higher taxes. The president’s policies are job-killers. Job creators cannot hire new workers because Obama’s policies have made hiring unaffordable and impossible.

We need a president with private sector experience. If it was not clear before, it is now painfully obvious. Thankfully, Mitt Romney has excellent private sector experience. Even former President Bill Clinton praises his “sterling business career.”

Gov. Romney knows the truth about the American economy. He knows Americans are hurting, and he has a plan to create jobs. He put his business experience to work as governor of Massachusetts and got results. He will do the same as president.

Any voter who wonders whether to vote for Gov. Romney or for President Obama in November should remember this: President Obama thinks the “private sector is doing fine.” If you don’t collect a government paycheck, he thinks you’re “doing fine.” And that means he doesn’t think you—or your neighbors, or your children looking for work—are struggling.

Is that the kind of president we want?

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