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Bachmann dismisses Obama jobs plan

Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann has criticised President Barack Obama's plan to create jobs.

She said Mr Obama's approach amounts to more "failed gimmicks".

The Minnesota congresswoman said the plan Mr Obama outlined to Congress would further hurt the struggling US economy.

A tea party favourite, Mrs Bachmann said that even if Congress passes Mr Obama's jobs plan, it will fail.

She said Mr Obama is "politically paralysed" and "philosophically incapable of doing what needs to be done".

Mr Obama proposed a 447 billion US dollar jobs package that includes a payroll tax cut for all workers, a payroll tax cuts for most business, and spending for construction projects.

Mrs Bachmann did not attend the president's speech and said she listened on the radio because her flight to Washington was delayed.

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