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.
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.