Barbour contrasts himself with Obama on economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Previewing a presidential campaign pitch, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is blaming President Barack Obama for the sluggish recovery and accusing him of enacting a series of policies that “created economic uncertainty or directly hurt the economy.”

The two-term Republican governor also is holding up his record as proof that he could do better on two pillars: economic growth and job creation.

“We still have more to do in Mississippi. But we have made great progress and are laying a foundation for the future,” Barbour says in remarks prepared for delivery later Monday to the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce.

AP
3/14/11