In their weekly addresses Saturday, President Obama and House minority leader Republican Rep. John Boehner told the American people why their party is the right one to jumpstart the American economy.
"Around kitchen tables, I'm pretty sure you're talk about other things: about your family finances, or maybe the state of the economy in your hometown," Obama said. "Whatever the outcome on Tuesday, we need to come together to help put people who are still looking for jobs back to work."
"Across our nation, Americans are looking at President Obama's policies and asking – 'where are the jobs?,'" Boehner said. "We've tried it President Obama's way. We've tried it Washington's way. It hasn't worked. It's time to put the people back in charge."
Toeing their party lines, Obama encouraged new infrastructure jobs and an environment that fosters entrepreneurship. Boehner touted the Republican's "Pledge to America," and stressed the importance of fiscal responsibility and tax cuts.
Despite the larger messages of job creation, the addresses were not delivered without swipes at the other party.
Obama pointed his finger at the Republicans, calling out recent comments by Boehner and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell.
"I know that we're in the final days of a campaign. So it's not surprising that we're seeing this heated rhetoric. That's politics," Obama said in reference to the comments. "But when the ballots are cast and the voting is done, we need to put this kind of partisanship aside – win, lose, or draw."
Boehner took a hard line approach, criticizing the Obama administration's policies.
"These problems didn't start under President Obama. But instead of fixing them, his policies have made them worse," Boehner said. "A 'stimulus' spending spree… a job-killing national energy tax, a government takeover of health care."
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