This seems very surreal. When President Obama took over an economy falling off an economic cliff … with the economy losing 2.2 million jobs in the first 3 months of his presidency alone … Romney will say Obama has “made it worse”. But when he was Governor … “it takes a while to turn things around. We were in recession.” Ok …
Romney inherited a “normal” sluggish economy that was actually better than the national average when he took over. I’ll let Factcheck.org explain his REAL record HERE:
During the GOP presidential candidates’ debate on Sept. 7:
- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney boasted that Massachusetts was losing jobs when he took office and gaining jobs when he left. That’s true, but the entire country was experiencing job growth during that period, and Massachusetts’ rate of job growth was one of the weakest in the country.
- Romney also boasted that three out of his four years in office, Massachusetts had an unemployment rate below the national average, and ended up with a 4.7 percent unemployment rate. In fact, the unemployment rate was slightly better than the national average when Romney took office, and was identical to the national average when he left.
Compare that to this; this chart highlights private sector job growth through April of 2012. The last two months have been just under 100k jobs gained.
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