Romney: Labor Day a celebration of work ethic, but too many out of work

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Associated Press

Posted on September 3, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 3 at 9:02 AM

UNDATED (AP) — Mitt Romney says Labor Day is "a chance to celebrate the strong American work ethic." But in a statement, he says it's a day when "far too many Americans" are "worrying when their next paycheck will come."

Romney is off the campaign trail for a few days, spending time in New Hampshire and Vermont preparing for next month's debates with his Democratic rival.

His running mate, Paul Ryan, is campaigning today in Greenville, N.C., about 230 miles to the east of Charlotte, where Democrats are gathering for their party's convention.

Aides say Ryan will focus on the question that GOP staffers and surrogates will deliver in North Carolina and across the nation: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

Polling suggests the criticism may resonate with voters who continue to like President Barack Obama personally but are frustrated with the pace of economic recovery.

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