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Romney lies.... again. Romney Campaign Massively Downgrades The Number Of Jobs It Claims He Created

Wilde~MoonChild ™ 2012/05/14 21:40:30

In the wake of Obama's campaign ad against Romney's campaign changes their talking point...

Article by ThingProgress.org
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In its effort to sell Mitt Romney as someone who understands the economy and knows how to create jobs, one of his campaign’s early talking points was that he helped create 100,000 jobs during his tenure at Bain Capital. The campaign repeated the claim throughout the primary, despite a glaring lack of evidence to support it (even Sarah Palin doubted it).
Romney eventually stopped repeating the talking point, which advisers had difficulty defending under pressure, and now it seems Boston has completely Etch A Sketched the number and severely lowered the number of jobs Romney is supposed to have created at Bain.
BuzzFeed’s Zeke Miller reports that, in the wake of the Obama campaign’s new ad attacking Romney’s record at Bain, the “new Romney jobs math” is significantly more modest than the old. This time, the campaign is asserting that Romney created a meager and vague “thousands of jobs” at Bain and “tens of thousands” of jobs as governor of Massachusetts.
This is nothing less than an admission from the Romney campaign that their 100,000 jobs claim was entirely bogus, and acceptance that Romney created vastly fewer jobs than he claimed he had just a few months ago. It’s a welcome return to reality, but calls into question any piece of evidence the campaign puts forward. (In 1994, he claimed in an ad that he created 10,000 jobs at Bain.)
Meanwhile, even the “thousands of jobs” figure should be suspect, as the evidence the campaign offers to support it is an editorial from the right-wing Washington Examiner endorsing Romney. Could the Romney campaign not find a single better piece of evidence — a news article, government data, or economist’s estimate, for instance — than an unsubstantiated opinion article from a paper that is simultaneously declaring that it favors Romney’s election?
And his assertion on his record as governor also fails to include the context that his state was 47th out of 50 on job creation.

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  • Burnjuan 2012/07/23 20:30:50
    Burnjuan
    +1
    Willard Romney created plenty of jobs...in India, China, Mexico, ...
  • tblackb 2012/07/23 18:07:37 (edited)
    tblackb
    We still don't know who this guy is and many in this country want to make him President, appalling!
    ronmey appalling
  • frank 2012/07/23 15:18:07
    frank
    Just how many jobs did Staples create? That was one of Bain Capital's start up co.
  • Sam DePecan 2012/07/23 14:43:38
    Sam DePecan
    If only he would have spent $574,000,000 on a more Shovel-Ready Project such as Solyndra . .. . .? ?
  • painted desert 2012/07/23 14:39:41
    painted desert
    +2
    Am I surprised? Not in the least. Romney lying
  • Queen B painted... 2012/07/24 08:01:59
  • painted... Queen B 2012/07/24 20:19:51
    painted desert
    +1
    That's great.
  • michael 2012/07/23 14:25:24
    michael
    just wait when Obama starts telling lies...oh my bad...Obama lied to me back in 2008 when he said he would get unemployment down to 6% after 4 years in office AND still have a balanced federal budget. Heck his only real idea was a federal stimulus package FAILED
  • Raymond Allamby 2012/07/23 14:21:39
    Raymond Allamby
    +2
    let's put all this into perspective. back in the day, before the retardlicans gained enough power to start rewriting history. the great depression was known as the retardlican, uh, republican i mean, depression. history shows us, that this is all the retardlicans know. at least since shortly after lincoln's time anyway. why would anyone expect romney to do different, whatever he may claim?
  • Reichstolz 2012/07/23 14:07:42
    Reichstolz
    Why is it any different than Obama only talking about the last 28 months of his presidency versus the 44 months he has been president. Unemployment at 8.2%, never below 8% since Obama's stimulus, American families have lost 40% of their net worth on its way to 60% loss, National debt 16 Trillion and rising, more people are going on disability each month than finding employment. You can try and divert attention from this vapid suit all you want. It is apparent, and was to those who paid attention, this kid in the White House has never run anything and doesn't understand how success and wealth are created.
  • Wilde~M... Reichstolz 2012/07/23 16:23:43
    Wilde~MoonChild ™
    Romney is running on his ability to create jobs. I knew you've heard this before... Mr. Willard claims he will be a better President because of his record at creating jobs..... Kind of important when hes LYING about it,....
  • Reichstolz Wilde~M... 2012/07/24 03:00:07
    Reichstolz
    Funny, what of his promises has Barrack Hussein Obama kept? Deficit, not cut in half, Unemployment won't go above 8% if we pass the stimulus, and on and on. What part of politician do you not understand? If you are foolish enough to believe a politician you get Barrack Hussein Obama, who has proven over the last three and a half years he has no clue how to lead anything.
  • William 2012/05/16 17:06:49
    William
    This is nothing new. Obama has lied about the unemployment and inflation indexes. The real rates are more like 22% unemployment and 6% inflation. We're not in a recession, we're in a depression.
  • Wag 2012/05/15 15:43:21
    Wag
    +3
    Thats Willard....
  • Sissy 2012/05/15 11:15:02
    Sissy
    +5
    Romney hasn't seemed to grasp yet, that it is no longer a simple thing to lie, distort and mis-inform. The actual fact is that Mass became the 47th poorest job creation state in the Union under his management. About like Scott Walker is doing here in Wis. as he tries to convice the state how well he has done in the job sector when in fact we are now the last state for job gains. The proof is in the pudding and like that old favored saying goes, "you can put lipstick on a pig, but its still a pig" seems appropriate here.
  • Jimbo 2012/05/14 22:52:17
  • Rebel Yell 2012/05/14 22:48:34
    Rebel Yell
    +8
    I get such a kick out of One Term Mitt/Vulture Capitalist Mitt. This election is too much fun ! Issue shifting that would embarrass many a candidate seem natural for Romney. It's so much a part of the man, it's almost second nature. Of course he's never without a gloss over to explain his ever-changing mind - the deeply felt convictions that prompted yet another reconsideration on issues as various as abortion, healthcare, climate change, gun control, gay rights, immigration, tax pledges, Ronald Reagan and the auto industry... to name a few.

    The man is a joke. A sad pathetic joke that has Republicans gagging. When Obama took office, the economy was shedding jobs at a rate of nearly 1 million jobs per month, losing roughly 3 million during the first four months of 2009. But presidential policies don't take effect as soon as the incoming chief takes his oath. Once Obama's policies started to take effect, the trend turned. The country had added 3.2 million private sector jobs over the course of 22 straight months of private sector growth.

    In the 2008 campaign Romney was caught on a few fast ones. There was the story about how he and his dad marched with the late Martin Luther King . Even when the story was debunked he persisted in digging deeper. Mitt Romney routinely ma...
    I get such a kick out of One Term Mitt/Vulture Capitalist Mitt. This election is too much fun ! Issue shifting that would embarrass many a candidate seem natural for Romney. It's so much a part of the man, it's almost second nature. Of course he's never without a gloss over to explain his ever-changing mind - the deeply felt convictions that prompted yet another reconsideration on issues as various as abortion, healthcare, climate change, gun control, gay rights, immigration, tax pledges, Ronald Reagan and the auto industry... to name a few.

    The man is a joke. A sad pathetic joke that has Republicans gagging. When Obama took office, the economy was shedding jobs at a rate of nearly 1 million jobs per month, losing roughly 3 million during the first four months of 2009. But presidential policies don't take effect as soon as the incoming chief takes his oath. Once Obama's policies started to take effect, the trend turned. The country had added 3.2 million private sector jobs over the course of 22 straight months of private sector growth.

    In the 2008 campaign Romney was caught on a few fast ones. There was the story about how he and his dad marched with the late Martin Luther King . Even when the story was debunked he persisted in digging deeper. Mitt Romney routinely making statements lacking a factual basis should not come as a surprise to anyone who has followed the campaign. For some odd reason, Willard throws out numbers and facts that are easily debunked... thinking no one will ever find out.
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  • Sissy Rebel Yell 2012/05/15 11:22:50
  • maggiemay 2012/05/14 22:31:01
    maggiemay
    Is this kinda like the 2 million jobs that the Obama administration claimed it created or saved? Thinkprogress is so believable...........LMAO
  • Wilde~M... maggiemay 2012/05/15 00:26:16
    Wilde~MoonChild ™
    +6
    I don't know.. Obama isn't a part of this blog. Any input of the shift in the Romney campaign??
    Do you have a link to information proving the Obama admin didnt? I'd love to see it
  • maggiemay Wilde~M... 2012/05/15 13:17:29
    maggiemay
    I would love to see proof that he did. Where's that at?
  • Wilde~M... maggiemay 2012/05/15 14:28:33
    Wilde~MoonChild ™
    +2
    LOL.. typical. Answer my question with a question.. nice!
  • ProudPr... maggiemay 2012/05/15 19:36:47
    ProudProgressive
    +5
    Actually it's up to 4 1/2 million jobs.
  • Schläue~© 2012/05/14 22:29:00
    Schläue~©
    +1
    So how does 0bozo explain the lies about $1Trillion of porkulus dumped down the toilet was supposed to keep unemployment under 8%?
    Instead, that number shot up to 10.2% and has never been under 8% since.

    An average of each job crated cost $200,000 apiece and those continue to be laid off once again every week that goes by.

    $5+Trillion added to the National debt in little over three years with nothing to show for it.

    How much did each job Romney help to create at Bain cost American taxpayers? $0.00
  • Wilde~M... Schläue~© 2012/05/15 00:28:10
    Wilde~MoonChild ™
    +7
    Is it so difficult for you conservatives to discuss the article posted and not divert to Obama?
  • Schläue~© Wilde~M... 2012/05/15 00:49:36
    Schläue~©
    DING... DING ...... DING...... we are in the middle of the campaign and I do recall reading this in the paragraph above..... ".... in the wake of the Obama campaign’s new ad attacking Romney’s record at Bain, ........ "

    Kinda fits in nicely, I think.
  • Wilde~M... Schläue~© 2012/05/15 00:59:44 (edited)
    Wilde~MoonChild ™
    +1
    It was a side note I added...
  • ProudPr... Wilde~M... 2012/05/15 19:42:31
    ProudProgressive
    +3
    Because they can't deal with factual reality.
  • Sissy Schläue~© 2012/05/15 11:25:19
    Sissy
    +3
    Perhaps if every initiative he had wasn't met with stonewalling, fillibustering and just saying "no" , we would have been doing even better. In spite of all that he even brought you back from the brink of even a greater Depression than this country went thru before, thanks to another Republican leader who said, "let it all correct itself".
  • Schläue~© Sissy 2012/05/15 13:16:59
    Schläue~©
    Every proposal he's had has been a joke that needed to be shot down, sometimes by his own party with 97-0 and 414-0 votes, both in the Senate and the House.
    A Buffett rule that collects $47B over 10 years that equals 11 hours of govt. spending? Get real.

    Had the housing market been allowed to bottom out 3 years ago, companies like GM forced into a traditional bankruptcy and the $1Trillion in porkulus spent on the $2.5 Trillion in badly needed infrastructure repairs & upgrades, we would have REALLY recovered sometime in 2011 instead of the faux Recovery Summer 2009 that never happened.

    People would have been working on projects that were put off in favor of chasing green energy pipe dreams, union pension bail-outs and extending Federal unemployment for 2 years. Now we sit with the same failing aqueducts, bridges and power grids and nothing has been touched.

    Had we started the permits for drilling on Federal lands three years ago, those projects would be up and running now. The only reason oil production is up is the leases that were begun under Bush, and those are producing now.

    The BIG LIE that "things could have been worse and he prevented a larger disaster'" are pure BULLSH!T.

    For three years we've been sold the glass is half full when all that's happened is he poured it into a smaller cup each January.
  • Sissy Schläue~© 2012/05/19 13:11:37
  • ProudPr... Schläue~© 2012/05/15 19:42:16
    ProudProgressive
    +3
    The President didn't lie about anything. The 8% figure was mentioned in a preliminary White House report on the planned stimulus, and not by the President. And it would have been accurate but for two factors:

    First, the depths of the Bush Administration's Recession was grossly underestimated. The figure was based on a projected 3.5% drop in GDP during Bush's last quarter, when the actual figure was a drop of over 8%. In other words, the projection was based on not knowing just how deep the hole Bush dug really was.

    Second, the projection was based on the original stimulus proposal which would have added over $1.3 Trillion in stimulus funds. When the Right Wing forced that figure to be cut by a third, the stimulus obviously couldn't accomplish as much as was originally planned.

    And you and I both know that the only reason the unemployment rate is still over 8% is the constant obstruction by Congressional republicans of every job creation bill that comes along. The American Jobs Act alone would have added another 2 million jobs, but the Republicans thought that protecting the 340,000 richest Americans from a tax increase of 0.2% AFTER their first million dollars was more important.
  • David Lindner 2012/05/14 22:24:54
    David Lindner
    +1
    so wait. thinkprogress, a liberal blog is a good source of news?
  • Wilde~M... David L... 2012/05/15 00:28:55
    Wilde~MoonChild ™
    +5
    I wouldn't talk if I were you.. I've talked to you about Romney and you barely had any accurate information on him....
  • David L... Wilde~M... 2012/05/15 00:30:00
    David Lindner
    who are you to decipher if its accurate or not? besides that, ill talk when I want
  • Wilde~M... David L... 2012/05/15 00:34:28
    Wilde~MoonChild ™
    +5
    LMAO... great answer! Oh you can talk all you want and I can point out how inaccurate you are, all I want
  • David L... Wilde~M... 2012/05/15 00:36:33
    David Lindner
    so this debate is pointless then?
  • Wilde~M... David L... 2012/05/15 01:00:30
    Wilde~MoonChild ™
    +3
    that's not the only thing that's pointless..
  • David L... Wilde~M... 2012/05/15 01:09:32
    David Lindner
    ok? what do you want to do for a living
  • Wilde~M... David L... 2012/05/15 01:20:19
    Wilde~MoonChild ™
    +1
    what? Explain yourself please

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