Romney: Jobs Report a ‘Hammer Blow’

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns at Basalt Public High School, in Basalt, Colo., Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, en route to Aspen, Colo.

Surprising no one, Mitt Romney wasted no time in reacting to today's jobs report, calling the unemployment rate a "hammer blow to struggling middle-class families" in a statement released Friday. The GOP presidential candidate jumped on the opportunity to talk up his own Plan for a Stronger Middle Class, launched just yesterday, which he said will "bring more jobs and more take-home pay." Romney's advisers said Thursday that his economic plan would add 12 million jobs in four years if he's elected president. "President Obama doesn't have a plan and believes the private sector is 'doing fine.' Obviously, that is not the case," Romney said.