Obama and Biden sharpen attacks over economy
April 2nd, 2012
07:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama and Biden sharpen attacks over economy

New York (CNNMoney) - The Obama re-election campaign has recently started drawing battle lines around what is likely to be the most talked about issue until Nov. 6: the economy.

The campaign has dispatched Joe Biden to talk autos in Ohio, Social Security and Medicare in Florida and manufacturing in Iowa - three touchstone issues in three swing states.

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  1. Claudia, Phoenix, AZ

    Remember it was the Republicans who said tax breaks for the 1% would create jobs and it didn't happen in the Bush administration now Obama's. The President and Democrats have been doing all the heavy lifting to recover the economy without any help from Republicans who have offer nothing to the American people but obstruction and tax breaks for the top 1%. Yes, now is the time for Mr. President and VP Biden to have that conversation whether the Republicans like it or not.

    April 2, 2012 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  2. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    Republicansgoing down in flames in Nov Dem landslide, thanks teaparty and the party of no comprise republican bafoons.

    April 2, 2012 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  3. gt

    ... the economy ? tell its no so joe....it still sucks...thanks to natural gas exploration in ohio and penn.jobs have be created..oh yea you guys hate oil companies and pipe line companies and pipe companies and oil rig comapanies and truck drivers ......

    April 2, 2012 10:05 pm at 10:05 pm |
  4. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    If people are dumb enough to vote for the republican extremest, they deserve what their going to get ,cuts in all social programs and more tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy that got is in this mess in the first place, It's a no brainer vote Dem. Republicans should be thrown out of government altogether because of their extremest views.

    April 3, 2012 02:51 am at 2:51 am |
  5. Marry

    Thinking and interested voters know the difference between the President and the “GOP” and have stayed fairly quiet because to most of what the GOP and their “candidates” say (and do) the best reply is “no comment” – but voting a strait democrat ticket in November. This would perhaps help the party of “NO” to think things over in the next 4 years and then perhaps start working for the PEOPLE instead of only for MONEY!

    April 3, 2012 05:47 am at 5:47 am |
  6. Pedrons

    Please can you ask the gopers what do they mean when they say!!"The House Republican Plan for America’s Job Creators empowers businesses owners and entrepreneurs by allowing them to focus on what they do best – creating, innovating, and leading." IS THAT NOT WHAT THEY WERE SENT TO DO DURING THE LAST MID ELECTIONS? OHH they just explained how they goona do it "Our pro-growth agenda will remove government barriers to job creation without raising taxes on working families and small business owners". MORE NOISE MORE GROVER NORQUIST DOWN OUR THROATS!!!
    "Anti-tax activist Grover Norquist — who said last month that he would not approve of tax increases even in the case of war, natural disaster or “beard flu” — has come under fire over the last year from Republican lawmakers who signed his pledge requiring them to oppose all new taxes. Lawmakers have slammed the Norquist pledge as “disingenuous and irresponsible,” saying it “restrains your ability to think creatively” and takes away the “flexibility to do the right thing for the American people.”Travis Waldron on Mar 13, 2012

    April 3, 2012 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  7. diridi

    Economy=Stocks did not fall like 2008 Sept. And GM Alive, Bin Laden Killed, Stocks hovered over 13K, Unemployment down, Fuel-Efficiency Pushed, Fin. Reg. Reform Passed, Consumer protection passed., Substantial evidence deposed by me.....what you need to know about Economy. Bush drain on WAR, Reagan the biggest idiot on Trickle Down nonsense takes some time....God bless.

    April 3, 2012 07:40 am at 7:40 am |
  8. Marie MD

    Gasoline kith be higher but my nearly half depleted 401k and other investments are almost back to where they were in 2008!
    I went to vote this morning to continue this path.

    April 3, 2012 08:27 am at 8:27 am |