President highlights small business in visit to Woonsocket factory

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – President Obama says Republicans have been on the wrong side of efforts to help small businesses. He made the comment during a stop in Woonsocket on Monday.

President Obama toured American Cord and Webbing, a 93-year-old company that makes military pouches and packs among other things. He called the company a success story, but said Republicans have stood in the way of helping similar firms.

"When you vote against small business tax relief and you hold up a small business jobs bill for months, that doesn't do anything to support small businesses like this one," Obama says. "It doesn't do anything to support the outstanding workers at this company. It's just playing politics."

In speaking to about 60 employees and elected officials, the president said he's convinced there are brighter days ahead for the economy.

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