Obama, Romney Offer Jobs Pitch at Start of Debate

By: AP
By: AP
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney offered their jobs agenda at the start of the second presidential debate, responding to a college student concerned about finding a job after graduation.

FILE - In this June 13, 2012, file photo, a job seeker talks to a recruiter at a job fair expo in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney offered their jobs agenda at the start of the second presidential debate, responding to a college student concerned about finding a job after graduation.

Romney told the student that his question was one that's being asked by college student across the nation. He said his administration would try to make it easier for students to afford college and promote economic growth to help students.

Romney says the nation faces more debt and fewer jobs. He says, quote, "I'm going to change that."

Obama says he would build upon the 5 million private sector jobs created during his first term, pushing for more manufacturing jobs.

The president said his policies aimed to improve the education system and promote a variety of energy sources.


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