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.
Mitt hits it on the nail.
Good response. Part-time jobs are not a recovery.
But the banner headlines on the alphabet news sites say unemployment is tumbling! Breaking news! It’s morning in America again! I’m voting for Obama! He’s saving America!
Remember when the Democrats accused the Republicans of creating “Burger Flipper Jobs”? The GOP needs to turn the tables on them.
“Mitt hits it on the nail.”
He’s going to have to be hitting that nail with a sledge hammer and his PAC’s doing the same or this will undo his gains from the debate.
Better yet - let’s all pray that the false rigging of the unemployment numbers be exposed.........that a whistle-blower will surface......
Absolutely the response needed.
Seeing how Romney has the ability to present facts on his feet, he will explain exactly how crooked these numbers are.
Time to show the clips of Pelosi slamming Bush for 300k new jobs. 114k new jobs is pitiful.
The poseur may have taken this one step too far. Just a week ago his Benghazi attack meme collapsed under the weight of the evidence. The sudden drop to 7.8% after 40 months is going to confirm to many that this man has trouble with math and the truth. Ordinary folks looking at what they see in their daily lives will regard this with the same suspicion as marked-down fish at the supermarket.
Nice response!! Keep hammering away.
Notice that he chose to not directly accuse obama of cooking the books. Maybe that’s smart. Let surrogates expose that. We do however need an indepedent investigation on how these numbers are being derived. Anyone can see this corruption.
I wonder how this “unemployment” rate of 7.8% is really going o be received the last month before the election. Many economists and analysts are calling it bogus and politically massaged just before an election. Mitt’’s statement above hits it on the head what is happening. People around the county KNOW what the real ecomony is like since they are living it.
I think that this magical number is going to be received with a lot of skeptism and will not help the chair.
It would be nice to see Romney or/and Ryan mention the real unemployment rate if the Obama Dept Of Labor had included those who were dropped from the labor force...a good line would be,
“So Obama doesn’t care about the 874,000 people who dropped out of the labor force? - does Obama think welfare is good enough for them?”
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 real question should be, if the Labor Department is lying for the regime now...HOW LONG have they been juicing the numbers?
My guess, we have been in double digit unemployment for years.
I applaud Mitt and his campaign for being agile and responding quickly to many of Obummers ‘inaccuracies’.
That said, there is something that has really bugged me for quite some time. I really wish that the pundits on TV, especially Republican Reps and Senators would quite using “we” when it actually isn’t “we”, it’s the Dims. They should change “we” to the Democrats did......
By using we IMHO it gives the impression that the Pubs agreed to and/or had a part in the issue, which most/many of the times they did not.
So, instead of Mitt saying “we created X jobs”, he should say something to the effect of: the Labor Dept/Admin claimed (claimed or a similuar word is probably appropriate as the #s are usually adjusted down the following month)that X jobs were created. Just my $.02 FWIW
And the Soviet Union farm reports always showed bumper crops.
Only thing missing is pointing out that U6 DID NOT MOVE AT ALL.
That’s highly highly suspicious and shows number fudging at play.
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.