Romney Says Obama Doesn’t Have A Jobs Plan. Uh, He Does–And Republicans Rejected It
Mitt Romney falsely claims President Obama never had a jobs plan.
“[W]ith America in crisis, with 23 million people out of work or stopped looking for work, he hasn’t put forth a plan to get us working again,” Romney said Tuesday. “Now I know we’re getting close to an election so he’ll come out with one soon, but three and a half years later, we’re waiting.”
Things like putting teachers, cops, and firefighters back on the job to combat the bleed of jobs from state and local governments. Things like putting construction workers back to work rebuilding roads, bridges and airports. Things like helping small businesses hire workers and boost income. Things like allowing homeowners to refinance to take advantage of lower rates.
Things, in short, that would boost the economy and create jobs. And things that House Republicans refused to pass. If Mitt Romney really wanted economic growth, he’d be asking why Congress hasn’t done more with President Obama’s plan. Instead, he’s pretending that Obama never offered it.