“Are you kidding me?!” Boehner said loudly in response to a reporter’s question on the comment. “Why don’t you go ask the 14 million Americans who are out of work whether they’re better off today than they were four years ago?”

During an interview with CBS Minnesota affiliate WCCO on Tuesday, Obama was asked if Americans were better off than they were four years ago.

“Well, you know, I think we are better off now than we would have been if I hadn’t taken all the steps that we took,” the president replied. “I don’t think the country is stronger yet than it was when the economy was still booming and we didn’t have Wall Street crisis, and we didn’t have the housing bubble burst. But, we’ve made steady progress, we just need to make more.”