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Previously: It’s the record, stoopid…. (May 31, 2012)

The Obama 2012 campaign has a new ad out:

Barack Obama: I’m Barack Obama and I approved this message.

Announcer: It started like this.

[Massachusetts 2002]

Mitt Romney: I speak the language of business. I know how jobs are created.

Announcer: But it ended like this. One of the worst economic records in the country.

[Romney’s economic record one of the worst in the country – Boston Globe, 7/29/07]

When Mitt Romney was Governor, Massachusetts lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs.

[Lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs -Bureau of Labor Statistics]

A rate twice the national average.

[Twice the national average -Bureau of Labor Statistics]

And fell to forty-seventh in job creation. Fourth from the bottom.

Instead of hiring workers from his own state, Romney outsourced call center jobs to India.

[Outsourced jobs to India – Boston Globe, 5/1/12]

He cut taxes for millionaires like himself.

[Cut taxes for millionaires -Associated Press, 11/18/05, 12/8/05]

While raising them on the middle class.

[Raised taxes and fees on middle class – Boston Globe, 9/27/06]

And left the state two point six billion deeper in debt.

[$2.6 billion more in debt – Massachusetts Treasurer]

So now, when Mitt Romney talks about what he’d do as President.

Mitt Romney: I know what it takes to create jobs.

[Get the facts at RomneyEconomics.com]

Announcer: Remember, we’ve heard it all before.

Mitt Romney: I know how jobs are created.

[Romney’s economic record: one of the worst in the country – Boston Globe, 7/29/07]

Announcer: Romney economics, it didn’t work then, and it won’t work now.

[Approved by Barack Obama.  Paid for by Obama for America.]

Going back to the policies of the dubya era is not a particularly attractive option.