Obama campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt pounced on remarks by Mitt Romney on Friday in which he pushed back against the president's claim that the public sector was hurting.
Romney said in Iowa that Obama "wants another stimulus, he wants to hire more government workers. He says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It's time for us to cut back on government and help the American people."
LaBolt responded in a statement that: "As President Obama urges Congress to pass his plan to put cops, firefighters, teachers, and construction workers back to work – after they left as many as 1 million jobs from his plan on the table – Mitt Romney has decided we need less jobs for middle class Americans, not more. That’s the message he received this week."