Mitt Romney, the Job Creator? Not So Fast
Mother Jones - 07/14/2011
When he’s not repeatedly – and incorrectly - blaming President Obama for making the economic recession “worse” and “last longer,” GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is trumpeting his own job-creating bona fides. He explains that the jobless rate in Massachusetts, where he served as governor from 2003 to 2007, declined by nearly one percent during his time in office, from 5.6 to 4.7 percent. “The governor before me lost jobs; the governor after me has lost jobs; we actually created jobs,” he said recently.