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Mitt Romney: This Is Not What a Real Recovery Looks Like
MittRomney.com ^ | Friday, October 5, 2012 | Mitt Romney

Posted on 10/05/2012 6:43:40 AM PDT by kristinn

Mitt Romney Press | 5 October, 2012 - 09:26

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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 we’ve 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, we’ll get another four years like the last four years. If I’m elected, we will have a real recovery with pro-growth policies that will create 12 million new jobs and rising incomes for everyone.”

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney; unemployment

1 posted on 10/05/2012 6:43:44 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Mitt hits it on the nail.


2 posted on 10/05/2012 6:49:31 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: kristinn

Bump!


3 posted on 10/05/2012 6:49:47 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: kristinn

Good response. Part-time jobs are not a recovery.


4 posted on 10/05/2012 6:50:02 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: kristinn

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!


5 posted on 10/05/2012 6:50:07 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (I'm starting a business. Who's going to build it for me?)
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To: mrs9x

Remember when the Democrats accused the Republicans of creating “Burger Flipper Jobs”? The GOP needs to turn the tables on them.


6 posted on 10/05/2012 6:52:09 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Biggirl

“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......


7 posted on 10/05/2012 6:56:24 AM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: kristinn

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.


8 posted on 10/05/2012 6:57:19 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Rennes Templar

Time to show the clips of Pelosi slamming Bush for 300k new jobs. 114k new jobs is pitiful.


9 posted on 10/05/2012 6:59:20 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Rennes Templar

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.


10 posted on 10/05/2012 6:59:26 AM PDT by dogcaller
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To: kristinn

Nice response!! Keep hammering away.


11 posted on 10/05/2012 7:02:29 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: kristinn

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.


12 posted on 10/05/2012 7:03:21 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: kristinn

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.


13 posted on 10/05/2012 7:12:58 AM PDT by TMA62 (Al Sharpton - The North Korea of race relations)
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To: kristinn

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?”


14 posted on 10/05/2012 7:18:46 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: CincyRichieRich
From the statement:

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.

15 posted on 10/05/2012 7:20:48 AM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: kristinn

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.


16 posted on 10/05/2012 7:45:39 AM PDT by RetSignman (Remember the 2010 movement...Next Tsunami wave is building.)
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To: kristinn

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


17 posted on 10/05/2012 7:46:15 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: kristinn

Romney can pivot the entire election -- promise to use U6 14.7% as official Govt UI rate.


18 posted on 10/05/2012 8:08:03 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NE1, NC, FL, VA, OH, IA = 272EV)
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To: kristinn

And the Soviet Union farm reports always showed bumper crops.


19 posted on 10/05/2012 8:14:41 AM PDT by Armando Guerra
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To: kristinn; All

EXCELLENT RESPONSE.

Only thing missing is pointing out that U6 DID NOT MOVE AT ALL.

That’s highly highly suspicious and shows number fudging at play.


20 posted on 10/05/2012 8:15:13 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Arlis; All

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.


21 posted on 10/05/2012 8:18:25 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: mrs9x

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”.


22 posted on 10/05/2012 8:21:25 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: kristinn

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!


23 posted on 10/05/2012 8:25:58 AM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: kristinn

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...


24 posted on 10/05/2012 9:18:28 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: kristinn

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!!


25 posted on 10/05/2012 2:49:38 PM PDT by dodger
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To: dodger
we were promised by now to be at, what, 5% or so?

And at a cost of over 800 billion.

26 posted on 10/05/2012 4:37:31 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Ho, ho, hey, hey, I'm BUYcotting Chick-Fil-A)
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To: rwfromkansas

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.


27 posted on 10/05/2012 7:48:43 PM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: Arlis

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.


28 posted on 10/06/2012 4:29:51 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: kristinn
As Obama said the day after the debates that " that was not the real Mitt Romney that showed up last night at the debates " .......

It's good to see that Romney, his team, our side is starting to learn how to SPIN SPIN SPIN SPIN whatever the other said says... and it's effective......

Mitt Romney " Mr. President ? when will the real economic recovery show up ? " .... or ? " is that's not a real economic recovery, that's a fake one " .....
29 posted on 10/06/2012 4:35:49 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: kristinn
As Obama said the day after the debates that " that was not the real Mitt Romney that showed up last night at the debates " .......

It's good to see that Romney, his team, our side is starting to learn how to SPIN SPIN SPIN SPIN whatever the other side says... and it's effective......

Mitt Romney " Mr. President ? when will the real economic recovery show up ? " .... or ? " is that's not a real economic recovery, that's a fake one " .....
30 posted on 10/06/2012 4:36:06 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: lodi90
" Time to show the clips of Pelosi slamming Bush for 300k new jobs. 114k new jobs is pitiful. "

Sounds like a " FUZZY MATH with the employment numbers " political TV ad in the making....
31 posted on 10/06/2012 4:41:04 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: TMA62
7.8 % cooking the books will overshadow the 47 % lie that the MSM try to label Romney with...

The 7.8 % unemployment lie is a surprise gift for Romney.....

If the 7.8 % is true ? then ? that 47 % would be lower ? right ?

HEY DEMOCRATS ? MSM ? IF the 7.8 % is true ? then ? the 47 % of Americans dependent on welfare, food stamps would be lower.... OPPS ! can't have that now ? can't you ?
32 posted on 10/06/2012 4:46:56 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: kristinn
DEMOCRATS ?

LIBERALS ?

MAIN STREAM MEDIA ?

SIMPLE ECONOMICS MATH.....



IF THE 7.8% IS TRUE ? THEN THE 47% WOULD BE LOWER !!! IT WOULD BE 44 % DEPENDENTS.
33 posted on 10/06/2012 4:49:23 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: kristinn

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....


34 posted on 10/06/2012 4:51:49 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: txrangerette

Truly hope you are right and I am wrong....


35 posted on 10/06/2012 9:01:28 PM PDT by Arlis (.)
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To: kristinn

Of course, Mitt will not Balance the Budget. Not for another TEN OR TWENTY TRILLION MORE DEBT HAS BEEN PRINTED.


36 posted on 10/08/2012 6:48:15 PM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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