RPV Chairman Pat Mullins gave the following statement regarding President Obama's appearance at VCU:
"What we heard from President Obama today was as unsurprising as it was disappointing. For years now, Barack Obama has been telling us how he just needs more time, how the economy is going to get better, how none of this is his fault.
You've had three years, Mr. President, and yet unemployment is still over 8 percent. Fewer people are working now than at any time since the 1980s. You promised to do something about the deficit, but you've added $5 trillion to the debt. You promised to deal with the economy, but instead you wasted two years
In the first days of your term, you said that if you didn't have the country's economic ship righted in three years, that your presidency would be a one term proposition. Time's up, Mr. President. You had three years, and you haven't done the job.