President Obama takes Ohio Gov. Kasich to task over auto loan amnesia

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President Barack Obama told a crowd of supporters in Toledo today that Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s remarks about Ohio’s improved economy at last week’s Republican Convention didn’t mesh with the conservative message.

Speaking to a largely union crowd of about 3,000 at Scott High School, Obama said Kasich was “off script” when he pointed to all the new jobs that have come to the battleground state.   

Obama said the governor pointed to his own policies as bringing the jobs to the state, when many were retained as a result of the his administration’s auto bailout.

Many in the crowd work for Jeep, General Motors or auto parts suppliers.  

These jobs are worth more than just a paycheck. They’re a source of pride,” said Obama.  ”They’re a ticket into middle class life.”    

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President Obama takes Ohio Gov. Kasich to task over auto loan amnesia

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