RealClearPolitics captured video of President Barack Obama's speech in North Carolina today, where he said that the Republican plan for the economy is to have "dirtier air, dirtier water, less [sic] people with health insurance." Watch the video here.

Obama also characterized the plan from Republicans in Congress as a "few basic ideas" like gutting regulations and letting "Wall Street do whatever it wants":

THE PRESIDENT: Now, it turns out that the Republicans have a plan, too. I want to be fair. They call -- they put forward this plan last week. They called it the “Real American Jobs Act.” The "real one" -- that’s what they called it -- just in case you were wondering. (Laughter.) So let’s take a look at what the Republican American jobs act looks like. It turns out the Republican plan boils down to a few basic ideas: They want to gut regulations; they want to let Wall Street do whatever it wants.


THE PRESIDENT: They want to drill more.


THE PRESIDENT: And they want to repeal health care reform.


THE PRESIDENT: That's their jobs plan.

Obama is on the first day of a three-day bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia, two states he won by close margins in 2008, promoting his jobs bill.

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