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Gov. Scott Walker delivers GOP’s weekly address

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivered the GOP's weekly address this week.

Gov. Walker criticized President Barack Obama on private sector job growth, saying Obama's administration defines economic success by how many people are dependent on government.

"Those policies have failed. In contrast, I and many other Republicans define success in just the opposite way -- by how many people we can free from government dependence by growing the private sector. Now that doesn't mean we want to throw folks off of unemployment. Instead, we want people no longer dependent on government because they have a job," Gov. Walker said.

Gov. Walker went on to say Americans need to think more about the next generation, rather than the next election by electing bold, conservative leaders.


Meanwhile, in his weekly address, President Barack Obama blamed Republicans in Congress for the slow economic recovery. He accused the GOP of stalling on a jobs bill.

"Since then, Congress has passed a few parts of that jobs bill, like a tax cut that's allowing working Americans to keep more of your paycheck every week. But on most of the ideas that would create jobs and grow our economy, Republicans in Congress haven't lifted a finger. They'd rather wait until after the election in November. Just this past week, one of them said, 'Why not wait for the reinforcements?' That's a quote. And you can bet plenty of his colleagues are thinking the same thing," Obama said.

Obama was in Chicago this weekend with his family to attend the wedding of Laura Jarrett -- the daughter of the president's close friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett.

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