Ryan: ‘This is not anywhere close to an economic recovery’

September 7, 2012

Flanked by six red, white and blue trucks and with a rugged mountain backdrop behind him, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan told an estimated crowd of 1,400 people at a trucking equipment company just outside of Reno, Nev. that the jobs report that came out Friday was “some pretty disappointing news.” 

“We learned today that for every person that got a job, nearly four people stopped looking for a job,” Ryan said at Peterbilt Truck Parks & Equipment. “They gave up. We can’t keep doing this. ... Friends, this is not an economic recovery. This is not anywhere close to an economic recovery. We need a new president and we need a real economic recovery.”

“The president gave a big speech last night,” Ryan said to scattered boos. “President Obama is not a bad guy. He’s good at giving great speeches. He’s just really bad at creating jobs. ... If we want the next four years to be any different from the last four years, we need a new president.”

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