ABC This Week http://wfpl.org en Paul Jousts with Krugman Over Economy, Public Sector Jobs http://wfpl.org/post/paul-jousts-krugman-over-economy-public-sector-jobs <p>Warning that business is afraid of President Obama's policies, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., joined ABC's This Week for a roundtable discussion on Sunday to discuss the sluggish economic recovery and the presidential race.</p><p>The latest figures show <a href="http://money.cnn.com/2012/09/07/news/economy/august-jobs-report/index.html">the economy added a meager 96,000 jobs in August</a> and that unemployment fell to 8.1 percent because 368,000 people quit looking for work. The panelist on This Week centered on Mr. Obama's record and the lack of specifics offered by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to fix the economy.</p><p>A noticeable disagreement was between Paul and <em>New York Times </em>columnist and economist Paul Krugman on whether public sector jobs have increased or not since Mr. Obama took office.</p><p>Check it out:</p><p><iframe id="kaltura_player_1347217513" src="http://cdnapi.kaltura.com/index.php/kwidget/wid/1_xdvp7dho/uiconf_id/3775332/st_cache/47988?referer=http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/video/roundtable-election-economy-17195135&amp;autoPlay=false&amp;addThis.playerSize=392x221&amp;freeWheel.siteSectionId=nws_offsite&amp;closedCaptionActive=true&amp;" style="border: 0px solid #ffffff;" height="221" width="392">As Think Progress points out</iframe></p><p> Sun, 09 Sep 2012 19:43:34 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1593 at http://wfpl.org