Boston (CNN) - One of the president's former top economic advisers said those who blame President Barack Obama's policies for the decline in job creation among women in particular are being dishonest.
"That's someone trying to lie with numbers," Christina Romer said Wednesday.
The former chairperson of the Council of Economic Advisers said the disparity between men and women, recently seized upon by Republicans, is the result of repercussions from the economic downturn beyond the president's control.
President Obama spends his Wednesday out of the view of cameras with meetings behind closed doors. The only things on his public schedule are a meeting with Treasury Secretary Geithner and an afternoon meeting with Democratic congressional leaders to discuss the legislative agenda. Members of Congress who are expected to attend include Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Patty Murray, Congressman Jim Clyburn, Congressman Steve Israel, and Congressman Chris Van Hollen.
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