Skip to comments.July 29, 2007 Romney's economic record (Hint: It's horrible)
Posted on 04/05/2012 3:23:12 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
AS MITT ROMNEY pursues his bid for the presidency, his record as Massachusetts governor will come under scrutiny, including how the state's economy performed during his administration. Our analysis reveals a weak comparative economic performance of the state over the Romney years, one of the worst in the country.
On all key labor market measures, the state not only lagged behind the country as a whole, but often ranked at or near the bottom of the state distribution. Formal payroll employment in the state in 2006 was still 16,000 or 0.5 percent below its average level in 2002, the year immediately prior to the start of the Romney administration. Massachusetts ranked third lowest on this key job generation measure and would have ranked second lowest if Hurricane Katrina had not devastated the Louisiana economy. Manufacturing payroll employment throughout the nation declined by nearly 1.1 million or 7 percent between 2002 and 2006, but in Massachusetts it declined by more than 14 percent, the third worst record in the country.
While the number of employed people over age 16 in the United States rose by nearly 8 million, or close to 6 percent, between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed residents in the Commonwealth is estimated to have modestly declined by 8,500. Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents. The aggregate number of people 16 and older either working or looking for work in Massachusetts fell over the Romney years.
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If Mittens is the candidate, nobama and his regime machine will DESTROY myth with information like this. With virtually every main stream media outlet backing him up 100%, nobama will saunter to the win. It won’t even be close.
“If Mittens is the candidate, nobama and his regime machine will DESTROY myth with information like this.”
isn’t that what SoConPubbie wants with posting all these tidbits for BO’s propaganda machine to use?? Heaven help America if we get 4 more years of BO.
If the mitt fit, I quit.
Stay out da Bushes!!
Poppie, W, and Jeb...aaugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good Lord, deliver us.