The GOPers are obviously jumping all over this line, because they seem to believe that the private sector is in dire straights because of the Stimulus, Regulations, and Taxes that Obama seems to have dumped on America. But I'm curious to the opinions of non-partisans? As Obama said, in the last 27 months, 4.3M private-sector jobs were added, and 800K this year alone. I also believe that just recently the Fortune 500 reported record high profits for 2011. To me, this is indicative of the private sector thriving. But maybe I'm wrong about that.