Mitt Romney: Obama wrongly content with U.S. job growth

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  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    March 13, 2012 8:04 a.m.

    @lost in DC: Bush presidency unemployment rates. Low 4.4%, high 7.7%. Obama presidency unemployment rates. Low 7.7%, high 9.1%. If you believe those numbers who is really worse?

  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    March 12, 2012 7:50 p.m.

    Back up the bus! I didn't know Romney had the endorsement of Jeff Foxworthy! He's as good as gold now!

    Seriously Furry 1993, it must be getting really hard to keep putting pretty paint on such an ugly situation. Here is the cold, hard reality: Barack Obama pushed a stimulus bill that was supposed to keep the unemployment rate from going over 8%. It has never come back down below 8% since! Not even once! And this is after you go by the new math that the administration uses to track unemployment. According to Gallop, the unemployment rate is actually 9.1%.

    Mitt Romney is more in touch with what the middle class American needs to be successful than Barack Obama will ever be. This is evidenced by the fact that the Obama administration DOES NOT CARE about increasing gas prices. (See Energy Secretary Steven Chu's comments about it.) High gas prices= less discretionary income for the middle class. High gas prices also equal higher food prices at the store. People are wondering if Obama can be beat? I am wondering if he can avoid a landslide defeat! I don't think it would be at all surprising to see him lose by huge margins.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    March 12, 2012 7:23 p.m.

    So i guess it is Obama's fault that so many people are out of work. The truth is presidents have very little power. Campaign promises are just for getting elected.

    I would like to see Romney get elected so i can point out all the promises he broke.

  • BYU Deek Spanish Fork, UT
    March 12, 2012 5:18 p.m.

    Delta Foxtrot:

    I've looked all through the google, and I can't seem to find anything that shows Mitt Romney as a job destroyer. If you could please point me in the right direction. Every thing I've found shows that as head of Bain Capital he had a hand in creating a net increase of 100,000 jobs. It seems to me that he earned every penny of his fortune, keeping hard working Americans working. Please show me where his record as a businessman refutes this. . . I'm waiting.

    Romney is the only candidate that can seriously talk about jumpstarting the economy. Everyone else will just want to pass bill after bill and form committees, but Romney will actually be able to get the jobs to the people.

    Also, Its funny how the unemployment rate stayed unchanged, but everyone was applauding the 200,000 plus obs created. Don't you realize that this means 200,000 plus people lost their jobs at the same time? We are in a never ending loop with Obama, let's get rid of this "Change" and get back to leading the world!

  • Peter Coyotl West Jordan, UT
    March 12, 2012 4:20 p.m.

    What next?

    Tour with Cheech and Chong in the Hispanic community?

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    March 12, 2012 1:54 p.m.

    According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are still 136,000 thousand fewer jobs now than when BO took over, and 4,519,000 fewer jobs than the high point in November 2007. The unemployment rate when BO took over was 7.7 percent, it is now stuck at 8.3 percent, and is nowhere near the recent low point of 4.4 percent in October 2006.

    BO said if he didnÂt have things turned around in three years, his was a one term presidency. It has been MORE than 3 years. Fewer jobs and a higher unemployment rate say he has NOT turned it around. Keep your word, BO, and drop out.

    A recent study by the Labor department showed 40 percent of employees now are part time or contract employees, meaning they have no benefits and/or are likely under-employed. That figure is up from 27% six years ago.

    Oh, and let us not forget the skyrocketing deficits BO has given us. Bush averaged deficits of $577 billion, BO has averaged deficits of $1.5 trillion. Yeah, THAT really speaks to an economy on the mend.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    March 12, 2012 12:30 p.m.

    The economy has not grown nearly as much as the government would have you believe. Much of the drop in unemployment is due to peoples' benefits running out. We also can't count the underemployed... those who want to work more hours but cannot, and it shouldn't be forgotten that the few jobs that are being created pay on average 25% less than a comparable job would have in 2007.

    However I don't believe that big business multimillionaire Mitt Romney is the answer. We need someone to create jobs, and Mitt's history is of eliminating them.

  • Hawkeye79 Iowa City, IA
    March 12, 2012 11:27 a.m.

    Hi Furry1993,

    You suggest that the President's position is being wrongly denigrated, but do nothing to back up your claim. Interesting tactical approach. People who cannot back up their claims are typically ignored, so I'm surprised you would choose to do so. Oh well, to each their own I suppose.

    That said, I believe that there are valid concerns about the efficiency of President Obama's economic policies. Check out the following:

    Increase in national debt under Obama (as of only Oct 2011): $4.212 trillion
    Number of unemployed Americans: 12.8 million

    As a gesture of kindness, I will go ahead and round up to 20 million unemployed. This means that the figure that follows will be a highly conservative estimate.

    $4.212 trillion / 20 million people = $210,600 in new debt per unemployed American (in less than 3 years).

    When the government spends over $200,000 more than it takes in for every unemployed person in our country, I would expect far better results than we have seen. President Obama's approach has been far too inefficient for my liking, and I believe that many Americans agree with me.

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    March 12, 2012 11:01 a.m.

    Let me translate Mitt's comment -- The improvement in the economy takes away an argument I have for the upcoming election; therefore I'm going to (wrongly) denegrate the President's position. Typcal politician, and that's all Mitt Romney is -- a politician who will say anything, true or false, to enhance the chance of being elected. That's not what we need. No thanks, Mitt. We can do better.