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Cutter: Romney's Solution For Economy Is To "Fire More People"

Stephanie Cutter, President Obama’s deputy campaign manager, appears on Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien to talk about recent comments by Pres. Obama and Mitt Romney on the economy.

Cutter says, “I think the American people understand what [President Obama] was saying on Friday…. [Pres. Obama’s] had a plan before Congress for nine months. Republicans in Congress refuse to take action on it. And it’s really to get teachers back to work, to get construction workers who are out of work because of the housing bust, back to work building our roads, bridges and highways. Giving tax cuts to small businesses for hiring and to increase wages. These are the types of things we need to do right now to move our economy, to strengthen our economy. Unfortunately, there are significant road blocks, not only in Washington but also our opponent in the presidential race.”

She adds, “Mitt Romney’s solution of how to strengthen the economy: fire more people. He believes that if we fire more teachers, more firefighters, more policemen, we're actually going too grow this economy. Even Governor Walker in Wisconsin this weekend disagreed with him. He said Mitt Romney learned the wrong lessons of Wisconsin. But none of this should be a surprise. He did this in Massachusetts. He did fire policemen, teachers, and firefighters. And what happened? Massachusetts plummeted to 47th out of job creation.”

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