Focus on Economy in Weekly Addresses
October 15, 2012
U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican congressional candidate
Markwayne Mullin both focused on the economy as they delivered their
party's weekly radio addresses on Saturday.
Obama said U.S. car sales were higher now than they have been in four
years because his Democratic administration had "refused" to let the
Detroit-based auto industry "go bankrupt."
The president said more than a million U.S. jobs had been in jeopardy
when he decided to rescue the auto industry from collapse.
Mullin, who is running for Congress in the state of Oklahoma, praised
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for supporting small
He said Romney had made small business support a "key plank in his jobs
plan." Mullin, the owner of a plumbing business, said Obama's policies
were burdening small businesses with regulations.
Romney is spending Saturday campaigning in Ohio, a battleground state in
the November election.
President Obama travels to Williamsburg, Virginia, on Saturday where is
preparing for his second debate with Governor Romney.
He then travels to New York for the second of three presidential debates
with Romney on Tuesday.
On Friday, both parties claimed victories in the previous day's debate
between Vice President Joe Biden and Republican vice presidential
candidate Paul Ryan.