Candidates React to Disappointing Job Numbers


Unemployment report from the Labor Department shows the U.S. economy shed 80,000 jobs in March.

Clinton: “It’s time the President and John McCain recognize the r-word: reality. Our economy is in serious trouble….”

Obama: “It’s time to turn the page on a Bush-McCain approach that tells Americans who are struggling that ‘you’re on your own’….”

McCain emphasizes compassion and contrast: “Across this country, many Americans are hurting. It is imperative to restore the economic foundations for America’s families and small businesses… Despite today’s news, the Democrats will continue to advance their anti-growth agenda.”

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