Speaking at the Trucking facility in Sparks, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan said the latest federal job report shows one in four people stopped looking for jobs in August. He added while 96,000 people found jobs, the economy needs to create 150,000 jobs a month just to keep pace with population growth.
“This is nowhere close to an economic recovery,” Ryan told the crowd. “President Obama is not a bad guy. He’s good at giving great speeches. He’s just really bad at creating jobs.”
Ryan said he and presidential candidate Mitt Romney have a plan to fix the economy.
“We have to stop spending money we don’t have,” said Ryan, “We need to get our budget under control, or we will end up like Europe.”
If the Republicans win in November, Ryan said, they are not “going to spend four years blaming other people” for their problems.
“We are going to fix those problems,” he vowed. “We are not going to kick the can down the road.”
Meanwhile, Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Shelley Berkley, running against GOP U.S. Senator Dean Heller for the senate seat, used Ryan’s visit to criticize Heller for supporting Ryan’s proposed change to the Medicare system.
Funny thing, Ryan didn’t mention Medicare in his speech, but he did say he wants to put an end to the nation’s deficit so (our) children today do not have to pay it off in the future.
“A lot of people are depending on you,” he told the 2,500 present.
Talk about being off point.