Neel Kashkari—Republican candidate for governor of California—on Tuesday delivered a scathing critique of President Barack Obama and Democratic policies in Washington.
"In spite of Washington's best efforts to keep the U.S. economy down," Kashkari sarcastically said on CNBC, "the U.S. economy has a vibrancy and a natural energy that we're starting to see break through."
"I'm not at all concerned about how the private jet class is living," he continued in a "Squawk Box" interview. "But what President Obama fails to appreciate is when the CEOs are talking about pro-growth economic policy they can grow the their companies and they can hire more workers."
The president faced criticism from corporate America over the weekend, after he told the Economist magazine that CEOs should stop complaining about regulations and show greater social responsibility.