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Friday, September 7, 2012

Romney's take on the jobs report

I searched far and wide for Romney's full statement on the jobs report released today, after seeing conservative media references to it. It seems that most of the liberal press is willing to state generalities that Romney issued a statement or that he's on offense because of the jobs report, without quoting any of his words directly! You'll see why. The quote:
“If last night was the party, this morning is the hangover. For every net new job created, nearly four Americans gave up looking for work entirely. This is more of the same for middle class families who are suffering through the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression. After 43 straight months of unemployment above 8%, it is clear that President Obama just hasn’t lived up to his promises and his policies haven’t worked. We aren’t better off than they were four years ago. My plan for a stronger middle class will create 12 million new jobs by the end of my first term. America deserves new leadership that will get our economy moving again.” – Mitt Romney
What a memorable opening line! Those first two sentences tell you all you need to know, and that's the information often hidden by the press and President Obama. Obama ignores those who drop out of the labor force and focuses solely on the jobs added as a matter of routine, when talking up the jobs reports. Yet the drop in the labor force is why unemployment dropped at all - there are fewer people in the labor force. Counting the people who have stopped looking for work since Obama took office, our unemployment rate is near 20%. The labor participation rate has shrunk to 63.5%, the lowest in 31 years. Which was Reagan's inaugural year. Carter's legacy. Abysmal.

A word to the wise, liberals: if you're willing to believe Obama that we're in recovery, why aren't you willing to believe that Romney has an economic plan that could bring real results? I'll tell you why: that's what the press has conditioned you to think. The liberal press thinks that Americans are sheep and they are the sheepherders. Read both sides, because both sides leave stuff out. See for details, since the press never gives them.

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