SEMINOLE (CBSMiami) — At a Seminole, Fla. rally on Saturday, President Barack Obama said Republicans are “dead wrong” in calling America a country in decline.
The president said the nation is still an engine of ingenuity and the envy of the world.READ MORE: Living Large: 1000 Museum Boasts Penthouse With South Florida's Only Helipad
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan recently spoke of the country’s decline in noting that the national debt surpassed $16 trillion.READ MORE: 'To Police Well, You Have To Be Well Yourself:' Program Addresses Officer Mental Health
Obama, coming off his Democratic convention days ago, told the crowd that America’s “basic bargain” is at stake in the election — the promise that “if you work hard it will pay off.”
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