Romney Ignores 2.3 Million New Jobs Created Since March 2010
Mitt Romney continues to say Obama hasn’t created any new jobs, which is not true, explains Greg Sargent.
…according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the private sector has added around 2.3 million jobs since March of 2010.
Romney knows it’s false to make this claim. In previous statements, the Romney campaign has been careful to qualify this assertion by saying that Obama didn’t create a single “net” new job. That’s an accurate claim in the most narrow of technical terms. The situation that Obama inherited was so catastrophic that the economy continued hemorraging jobs at a furious rate for months and months until Obama’s stimulus kicked in; as a result, the numbers overall are still negative. But even that assertion ignores the fact that the stats clearly show that job loss slowed, and eventually turned around into job gain, once Obama’s policies began taking effect. Romney must know the claim that Obama didn’t create “any new jobs” is false…Click here for reuse options!
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