Snyder Wants to Hear More from Presidential Candidates

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michigan's Republican governor says the "mess in Washington" is holding back the nation's recovery, but he doesn't blame any single person for high jobless rates.
Gov. Rick Snyder told The Associated Press in a Friday interview that neither the nation's 8.3 percent unemployment rate for July nor Michigan's 8.6 percent rate for June are "good enough."
But he also points out that Michigan's rate is down from the 14.4 percent peak it hit in fall 2009. He says the national rate "really needs to come down."
He says Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican opponent Mitt Romney should spend more time talking about what they want to do "rather than spending time talking about why the other person has issues."
He says the nation's economy needs "common-sense solutions."


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  • by Bob Location: Lansing on Aug 10, 2012 at 08:11 AM
    Does he want to include Gary Johnson in the debates?
  • by Anonymous on Aug 6, 2012 at 05:02 AM
    This from a guy who refused to debate!?!?!?
  • by Roger Location: Dodger Stadium on Aug 6, 2012 at 04:29 AM
    "wishy-washy, indecisive, government-expanding so-called leader"? Do you hypenate your name too? That's a lot of slams against the Governor from someone who most likely voted for the waste of tax dollars that was in office for EIGHT YEARS and did absolutely nothing but drive up the unemployment rate, taxes, and inflation.
  • by Kelly Location: Jackson on Aug 4, 2012 at 05:19 AM
    I'm sure both presidential candidates will jump at the chance to take advice from our wishy-washy, indecisive, government-expanding so-called leader. One tough nerd? We have yet to see it.
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