By Cameron Joseph - 07/23/12 08:21 PM EDT
Obama then details his own vision for the country.
"I believe the only way to create an economy built to last is to strengthen the middle class," he continues. "Asking the wealthy to pay a little more so we can pay down our debt in a balanced way so that we can afford to invest in education, manufacturing, and homegrown American energy for good middle class jobs.
“Sometimes politics can seem very small,” Obama concludes, “but the choice you face, it couldn't be bigger."
Romney's campaign pushed back.
"President Obama believes that government creates jobs, not hard-working entrepreneurs and small-business owners," spokesperson Amanda Hennegerg said in a statement. "Not only are his 'you didn't build that' comments insulting to job creators, but they also reflect how unqualified he is to lead our country toward an economic recovery. Instead of meeting with his Jobs Council, he is busy holding fundraisers, playing golf and trying to tear down Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney will never be too busy to focus on jobs and the economy and it will be his top priority as president."
This post was updated at 6:05 p.m.