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(Chicago Mayor & Hussein pal Rahm) Emanuel: Economy is 'Not Growing Healthy'
National Journal ^ | 6/10/12 | Alexandra Jaffe

Posted on 06/11/2012 2:51:56 PM PDT by Libloather

Emanuel: Economy is 'Not Growing Healthy'
By Alexandra Jaffe
Updated: June 10, 2012 | 12:29 p.m.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel defended President Obama's handling of the economy on Sunday but also offered faint praise, saying that while the economy is “not growing healthy,” it’s still growing.

“It's not contracting. Jobs are being added and not subtracted, not at the pace the president is comfortable with,” he said on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS.

Emmanuel’s comments came following a week of bad news for Democrats, capped by Obama’s off-pitch comment that the “public sector is doing fine” on Friday. That statement has become a political bludgeon used by Republicans to hit Obama on his understanding of the economy.

But Emmanuel, formerly Obama’s chief of staff, asserted that the election will be a choice between two opposing views of how to run the government, and that he believes Obama will win. He even went so far as to offer a somewhat specific prediction of exactly where the election will be fought this fall.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chicago; economy; emanuel; rahm
Doesn't he have a lot of Chi-town crimes to address?
1 posted on 06/11/2012 2:52:07 PM PDT by Libloather
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Doesn't he have a lot of Chi-town crimes to address?

Black-on-black crimes are off limits. Jessie and Rev. Al don't care about them, so Rahm doesn't have to either.

2 posted on 06/11/2012 4:45:35 PM PDT by Kenton
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I'd much rather hear his thoughts on this:
9 dead, 46 wounded in weekend shootings(Chicago)

Emanuel: "This is the best job I've ever had in public life," he said. "I love doing this. Nothing is more exciting."

3 posted on 06/11/2012 5:29:41 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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