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I know the president's been.
Try to figure out some way to suggest he's got some new ideas.
Because all these people out of work.
With three million more women in poverty today that when he took office.
With fifteen more million people -- food stamps that when he took office he's got to find something.
To suggest it's going to be better over the next four years and so we give up -- -- idea last week.
Which is is gonna create the department of business.
I I don't think adding a new chair in his cabinet will help add millions of jobs on main street.
-- Let's go that -- on the campaign trail in Roanoke Virginia.
Joined now by -- -- -- the national Press Secretary to the Obama campaign that lock on good having hair.
Morning Martha thank you so so what do you make mr.
Romney's argument there that that the last thing we need -- is yet another cabinet post.
Well this is an idea the Republican should have rushed to embrace when it was proposed on January 13 -- a proposal for smaller.
Smarter and more efficient government I thought that's the sort of thing that Republicans supported there's a half dozen departments that handle exports a half dozen departments -- handle small business.
The president wants to streamline government and put them into a one stop shop to better.
Service business but ultimately governor Romney has a different philosophy while the president has cut taxes on small business to encourage job creation.
Mitt Romney would raise taxes on small business to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires which is never -- job creation and -- The idea though is that -- you know and perhaps and the governor suggests that that's the president's job.
To sort of be the person who oversees the economy and guys it with leadership and at the last thing that we need.
-- yet at another post did you say we also have -- and we are you have an analyst number agencies that handle some of these things.
And as he and others have suggested maybe it's time to sort of cut through some of that red tape red tape rather than create more -- Well that's exactly what the president's point is it's to collapse some of those departments into a one stop shop to shrink the size of government.
But let's take a look at Mitt Romney's economic record and his proposals he promised when he came at a government in Massachusetts that -- pick up the pace of job creation.
But he didn't Massachusetts slips from 36 out of fifty in job creation to 47 manufacturing jobs declined by twice the national average.
He raise taxes on small businesses to raise taxes across the board by 750 million dollars that had a big impact on small business we're talking about an economic.
-- yeah you know we we've heard arguments on both sides were five days to go away in this in this race.
We're looking at where the president is spending his time right now Ohio Wisconsin Nevada Colorado you look at all of these states and where within the margin of error on all of them.
So what it what is the mood at the campaign right now.
Well I think it's very good in the one thing that isn't in intangible at this point are the early vote numbers in states like Iowa.
We're voters have been voting for weeks we're winning two to one against Mitt Romney to run a campaign says they have an intensity gap and certainly hasn't.
Showed up in the polls that presents heading to Wisconsin and Colorado Nevada today.
To make his closing argument we've made a lot of progress over the past four years.
Release an 800000 jobs a month when he came into office manufacturing.
Was in decline -- in the midst of foreclosure crisis and we've seen a lot of progress more than five -- Ten million jobs as a -- as it is certain that -- is closing argument is that we haven't gotten any change.
And that he wants to create a big change that is his closing argument as he goes out there races for years is enough.
-- we haven't seen the results and it's time to move on.
You know return to the failed economic policies of the past is not real change is propose more tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires we've tried that.
It didn't unleash job creation we -- -- oversight from polluters and Wall Street.
It was a financial house of cards that collapsed in 2008 we've been building the economy from the middle class out now it's time to restore economic -- and we're gonna happen.
Italy last and that's what the president would do kind of kind of -- break thanks for joining us just a few more days to -- thanks Martha CNN.
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