Skip to comments.Mitt Romney: This Is Not What a Real Recovery Looks Like
Posted on 10/05/2012 6:43:40 AM PDT by kristinn
Mitt Romney Press | 5 October, 2012 - 09:26
Boston, MA United States
Mitt Romney today released the following statement on the September unemployment report:
This is not what a real recovery looks like. We created fewer jobs in September than in August, and fewer jobs in August than in July, and weve lost over 600,000 manufacturing jobs since President Obama took office. If not for all the people who have simply dropped out of the labor force, the real unemployment rate would be closer to 11%. The results of President Obama's failed policies are staggering 23 million Americans struggling for work, nearly one in six living in poverty and 47 million people dependent on food stamps to feed themselves and their families. The choice in this election is clear. Under President Obama, well get another four years like the last four years. If Im elected, we will have a real recovery with pro-growth policies that will create 12 million new jobs and rising incomes for everyone.
Maybe I am optimistic (odd since I am usually a doom and gloomer) but I don’t think this will impact much. The BAD numbers didn’t really help Mitt last time. I don’t see this hurting Mitt much, maybe a point. The thing is, the electorate is so polarized this year and after that debate, I do not see independents suddenly buying into the “economy is roaring back” meme.
Check out the news sites. The comment fields are filled with widespread skepticism of these numbers. I can’t believe everyone posting that is a raging conservative.
I watched an interview with a CEO of some restaurant chains who has unemployed attorneys waiting tables. I doubt if they’re impressed with this alleged “recovery”.
In July, 181,000 jobs were added: 8.3% unemployment
In August, 142,000 jobs were added: 8.1% unemployment
September, 114,000 jobs were added: 7.8% unemployment.
Yeah, right! Anything to get re-elected!
Manipulate the numbers all you want dems. The fact of the matter is that having multiple part-time jobs (lack of benefits)is not the same as full-time employment.
Americans are hurting, and no statistical “tweaking” is gonna to make us feel any different.
R & R landslide coming on November 6th...
How about pounding on the stimulus plan predictions - we were promised by now to be at, what, 5% or so?
Pound and pound on Obama’s OWN false promises!!
And at a cost of over 800 billion.
I disagree. I think it will be a major boost for O among the undecided/independents....especially the majority of them who don’t really know other offsetting numbers that betray/reveal the real picture.
And the Libs and their media whores will be shouting this from the rooftops....all the way to the next O/R debate.
In which, I fully expect O to come back with a vengence - after all, the format favors him greatly. The last format clearly favored Romney, and showed O’s greatest weakness.
I disagree. I agree with those who say the edge goes to the people who know firsthand what the economy is really like. This isn’t just people spouting words. This is a real, sick economy and people are being hurt by it...have been for years and still are. And we are producing fewer jobs now than we were back when O and Biden and their drones...as Levin calls them...were touting a “recovery”. Each month lately the jobs created are shrinking. People know it because they see it, feel it, live it.
Romney is right, he has to back tract on his 47% statement, because, since we are using LIBERAL LOGIC ... Romney can now say, it’s 44 % of dependents.... SPIN SPIN SPIN....
Truly hope you are right and I am wrong....
Of course, Mitt will not Balance the Budget. Not for another TEN OR TWENTY TRILLION MORE DEBT HAS BEEN PRINTED.