"The private sector is doing fine. Where we're seeing weaknesses in our economy have to do with state and local government, oftentimes cuts initiated by, you know, governors or mayors who are not getting the kind of help that they have in the past from the federal government."
Let's run that one more time. Obama says that the private sector is doing fine. Is he reading those falsified labor reports (that keep getting "revised") and believing his own propaganda? But the telling statement is his view of where the problems lie. It's that the GOVERNMENTS aren't doing well. That they have had to cut back.
You see, it's all a matter of priorities. Government must be served first, government jobs must be preserved and expanded. Never mind the fact that the private sector, which pays for that government, is going to hell. Nope, just keep those SEIU drones employed.