Pataki criticizes Obama record before Albany trip

By Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Former New York Gov. George Pataki is criticizing President Barack Obama's economic record as the president heads to a high-tech facility in Albany to promote job creation proposals.

Obama on Tuesday will visit the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University at Albany, a research center developed when Pataki was governor.

Pataki, speaking during a conference call arranged by the Republican party, said his administration's economic development policy was the opposite of Obama's.

Pataki said his administration reduced tax and regulatory burdens for business and worked with the private sector to create jobs.

Pataki, a Mitt Romney supporter, echoed other Republicans in criticizing Obama over Solyndra, a solar firm that received a half-billion dollar federal loan and was touted by the Obama administration before declaring bankruptcy last year.

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