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Emanuel Defends Obama on Economy

Statement made at conference on small business



    Emanuel Defends Obama on Economy

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday defended President Obama and his economic policies at a luncheon focused on the economy.

    "Osama bin Laden is dead and G.M. is alive. Do you have a question?" he said at the conference of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. "Is there something about the last four years you missed that I didn't see?"

    After defending the president, Emanuel discussed how Obama's education propelled him to the White House.

    "The notion that you can have one child see 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and her father start at 5600 South Wabash all comes down to one thing -- education," Emanuel said.

    The luncheon focused on small business and its relationship to local government, according to the organization's website.

    Emanuel noted that he sees education as key to a strong economy.