President Obama Pushes Congress To Help States Hire Teachers (VIDEO)

Source: CBS News

In his weekly address, President Obama urged Congress to pass aid for states to hire more public sector workers, including teachers.

“When states struggle, it’s up to Congress to step in and help out,” the president said, referring to layoffs in some states of public sector workers because of tight state budgets.

The president’s weekly address is a continuation of the message he delivered on Friday to pressure Congress to pass his “to-do” list aimed at assisting the struggling economy. But his message was overshadowed when he said during a question and answer session of a news conference that the private sector is “doing fine.”

Republicans and republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney pushed back, calling the president “out of touch.”

“It’s an extraordinary miscalculation and misunderstanding by a President who is out of touch, and we’re going to take back this country and get America working again,” Romney said in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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