Carney Spars Over Obama's Jobs Speech on Fox News Staff

9/8/2011 10:00:00 AM - Staff

It didn't take long for Fox & Friends host Gretchen Carlson and White House press secretary Jay Carney to begin bickering over the proposals expected from President Obama's major address on the economy and jobs creation.

President Obama is slated to unveil a $300 billion jobs package at a joint session of Congress on Thursday. While some reports have also suggested that the price tag could top $400 billion, Carney would not confirm any numbers, saying the estimates were “more of a guess than a dead-on price tag.” When pressed further by Carlson, Carney retorted: “Everything will be paid for, and he will challenge Congress to get it done. All right? The American people are so not interested in the partisan bickering.”