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September 07, 2011 4:47 pm ET filed under

Correcting Mitt Romney's Mistaken Jobs Chart

Mitt Romney's jobs plan features a brazenly dishonest chart comparing job gains following recessions. "Figure 2" from page 16 of the proposal claims that in the 24 months after the recent recession officially ended, the American economy has shed 800,000 jobs. The figure labels this the "Obama Recovery," and the way the chart is arranged suggests Obama is to blame for the massive job losses that occurred under President Bush. Subliminal sloppiness aside, though, the number is flat wrong. The recession ended in June 2009, and in the subsequent 24 months the economy has gained 554,000 jobs on net. That would still stack up poorly next to some other 24-month recoveries from less severe recessions, but that's not because the private sector isn't creating jobs; it's because a half-million public-sector layoffs over the same two years hide the one million new private-sector jobs that have actually been created in the "Obama Recovery."

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September 07, 2011 3:28 pm ET filed under Blog

Mitt Romney's Tax Plan Is Great... For Mitt Romney

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September 07, 2011 2:17 pm ET filed under Blog

Romney's Self-Defeating Strong Dollar Policy

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September 07, 2011 12:24 pm ET filed under

Romney Describes Massachusetts' Decline To Below-Average Employment As "Progress"

From the September 6, 2011, episode of On the Record with Greta Van Susteren on Fox News:

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September 07, 2011 11:13 am ET filed under Blog

Romney Describes Massachusetts' Decline To Below-Average Employment As "Progress"

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August 22, 2011 5:06 pm ET filed under

Romney Dodges Payroll Tax Cut Question

From the August 22, 2011, episode of Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News:

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August 16, 2011 1:25 pm ET filed under Blog

Top Tier GOP Candidates Agree: President Obama Isn't 'American' Enough

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August 15, 2011 2:29 pm ET filed under Blog

Buffett: "Stop Coddling The Super-Rich"

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August 12, 2011 10:55 am ET filed under Blog

Recap: Highlights From The Iowa GOP Debate

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August 11, 2011 9:50 pm ET filed under

Mitt Romney Flat-Out Denies Raising Taxes As Massachusetts Governor

From the August 11, 2011, GOP presidential primary debate in Iowa:

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August 11, 2011 9:40 pm ET filed under

Romney Tries To Defend His Dismal Jobs Record

From the August 11, 2011, GOP presidential primary debate in Iowa:

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August 11, 2011 9:24 pm ET filed under

Romney: "We're Inches Away From No Longer Having A Free Economy"; "I'm Not Going To Eat Barack Obama's Dog Food"

From the August 11, 2011, GOP presidential primary debate in Iowa:

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August 11, 2011 10:06 am ET filed under Blog

Romney: "Entitlement Mentality" Could Lead To London-Like Riots In U.S.

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August 04, 2011 4:16 pm ET filed under Blog

Mitt Romney Signs On To NOM's Anti-Gay Pledge

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July 01, 2011 10:52 am ET filed under Blog

Romney's Latest Reversal Compounded By "8 Percent" Lie

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June 28, 2011 1:05 pm ET filed under Blog

The Results Are In: Cutting Spending Has Hurt Economy

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June 21, 2011 1:47 pm ET filed under Blog

Pawlenty Flip-Flops On "Reagan's 11th Commandment"

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June 21, 2011 10:56 am ET filed under Blog

Huntsman Rejects Romney Line On Disaster Relief

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June 13, 2011 11:32 am ET filed under Blog

Romney Releases Ridiculously Dishonest Attack Ad

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June 03, 2011 11:01 am ET filed under Blog

FLASHBACK: Romney Indicated Support For Federal Mandates On 2008 Campaign Website

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June 02, 2011 9:02 am ET filed under

Mitt Romney's 'Jobs Record' Is A Sham

Mitt Romney is attempting to establish himself as the Republican presidential candidate with the most credibility on job creation, but the former Massachusetts governor may have trouble defending his record. During Romney's tenure as governor, Massachusetts' job growth was bested by every state in the nation except three, including Hurricane Katrina-devastated Louisiana. As CEO of Bain Capital, Romney profited as five of the companies under his firm's direction went bankrupt, and thousands of workers lost their jobs. One particularly brutal round of firings came back to haunt Romney during his failed 1994 Senate campaign, when laid-off workers protested his candidacy.

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May 12, 2011 12:04 pm ET filed under Blog

If Mitt Romney Were President, Michigan Would Be Worse Off

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April 26, 2011 2:08 pm ET filed under

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Mislead On Impact Of Oil Drilling

Last night, potential Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty both suggested more domestic oil drilling as a solution to rising gas prices. The fact is, however, that immediate drilling would not lead to significantly lower prices. Studies by the Energy Information Administration, as well as EIA Administrator Richard Newell's own testimony before Congress, demonstrate that more drilling for oil would have little effect on both short-term and long-term pricing. Indeed, the EIA estimates that opening up areas that are currently closed for drilling would only bring down gas prices by about three cents per gallon.

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April 25, 2011 3:55 pm ET filed under Blog

Multiple Choice Mitt: "Peacetime" Edition

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April 11, 2011 6:08 pm ET filed under Blog

Romney Ignores Private-Sector Growth In Presidential Announcement

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March 22, 2011 11:27 am ET filed under Blog

It's Complicated: Romney Rips President Obama For Being "Nuanced"

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February 11, 2011 5:34 pm ET filed under Blog

Romney Stuffs CPAC Stand-Up Routine With Misinformed Moralizing On Jobs

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December 14, 2010 1:09 pm ET filed under Blog

In Op-Ed, Romney Bows To Right-Wing Economic Ignorance

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March 29, 2010 11:48 am ET filed under Blog

Mitt Romney's Tough Spot

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February 18, 2010 4:30 pm ET filed under Blog

Romney Defends Citizens United Decision

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